Kieron Pollard Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Kieron Pollard, the Trinidadian allrounder, has become associated with limited-overs cricket, but his big-hitting batting and medium pace bowling make him an invaluable asset. He has been in a plethora of teams earning valuable experience in his career spanning almost fourteen years. He holds several records, especially in the T20 category, only cementing his legacy in the sport. Kieron is a batting allrounder who is usually slotted in the middle-order. Here’s more info about Kieron Pollard

Basic Information About Kieron Pollard

Full Name Kieron Adrian Pollard
Age 34 years
Born In Tacarigua, Trinidad
Bat Style Right-handed bat
Bowl Style Right-arm medium
Nationality Trinidadian
Birth Date 12 May 1987
Height 1.96m
Spouse Jenna
Net Worth $14 million
Teams Deccan Gladiators, Trinbago Knight Riders, Peshawar Zalmi, St Lucia Stars, Melbourne Renegades, Multan Sultans, Kerala Kings, Dhaka Dynamites, Karachi Kings, Cape Cobras, Dhaka Gladiators, Barbados Tridents, Adelaide Strikers, Somerset, Mumbai Indians, Welsh fire, Stanford Superstars, Pollard XI, Bravo XI, Toronto Nationals, Southern Australia, Trinidad, and Tobago

 

Kieron Pollard was born in Tacarigua Trinidad in a humble single-parent home. His mother single-handedly brought him and his two younger sisters up. When he was eighteen, he represented Trinidad and Tobago in the 2005 TCL group Under-19 Challenge, where he performed exceptionally.

This success saw him selected to represent West Indies in the Under-19 team category in its tour of Pakistan. He gave a mixed performance that included two half-centuries but failed to reach double figures in some games. Since then, Kieron has remained relevant in the cricket scene, plying his trade around the globe.

Kieron Pollard’s Batting and Fielding Stats:

In ODI format, Kieron has played 109 innings in 119 matches scoring a massive 2633 runs at an average of 26.33 and a strike rate of 94.84, with his highest score being 119 runs. He has amassed 9 centuries, twelve fifties with nine Not Outs.

InT20I, Pollard has played 88 matches with 71 innings and 15 Not Outs. His total runs are 1378 at an average of 24.60 and strike rate of 137.93. In addition, he has notched six half-centuries and 80 fours.

Kieron has played 27 First Class matches with 44 innings and 2 Not Outs, in which he has amassed 1584 runs at an average rate of 37.71, with his highest score being an impressive 174. In addition, he has recorded four centuries and seven fifties.

In List A category, Kieron Pollard has played 163 matches with 147 innings and 14 Not Outs. He has garnered 3560 runs at an average rate of 26.83, including three centuries and eight half-centuries.

Kieron’s specialty is T20 cricket, where he has played 558 matches with 494 innings, including 146 Not Outs. He has amassed a record 11067 at an average rate of 31.80 and a strike rate of 152.71. In addition, he has struck one century, 55 fifties, and 701 fours.

Kieron Pollard’s Bowling Stats:

Kieron Pollard has played 119 ODI matches with 80 innings and 2254 balls. He has managed to snare 54 wickets. He’s scored 2149 runs at an average rate of 39.79 and strike rate of 41.70. 

Pollard’s economy rate is 5.72.

In T20I matches, he has played 8 matches and 54 innings, and 740 balls. He has recorded 1039 runs at an average rate of 27.34and a strike rate of 19.40. In addition, Pollard has clinched 38 wickets and an economy rate of 8.42.

Pollard has played 27 First-Class matches with 24 innings claiming 14 wickets. He has bowled 811 balls amassing 436 runs at an average rate of 31.44 and strike rate of 57.90. 

His economy rate is 3.22.

In List A cricket, Pollard has played 163 matches and 107 innings. He has bowled 2979 balls while managing to take 95 wickets. He has scored 2739 runs at an average rate of 28.82 and a strike rate of 31.30. Pollard has an economy rate of 5.51

Pollard has dominated The T20 scene with 558 matches played and 353 innings. He has played 5367 balls, garnering 7340 runs at an average rate of 24.71 and a strike rate of 18.00. He has claimed 297 wickets and has an economy rate of 8.20

Career information

Domestic Leagues

  • Kieron Pollard’s experience is deep as it is wide, having played in various domestic leagues spanning several continents. He plays in the UAE for the Deccan Gladiators and is currently the skipper of Trinbago Knight Riders, a CPL (Caribbean Premier League) franchise.

Australia Career

  • Pollard has also played for various teams in Australia like the Melbourne Renegades (2017/2018), Adelaide strikers, and South Australia (2009-2011).

IPL (Indian Premier League)

  • He has played for Mumbai Indians since 2010 and has proven indispensable propelling the Rohit Sharma-led team to greater heights, including five IPL titles.

Pakistan Super League

  • Pollard played for Karachi Kings in 2017and Multan Sultans 2018. He was selected in the 2019 PSL draft by Peshwar Zalmi.

Caribbean Premier League

  • Pollard has also played for Saint Lucia kings (2018) and Barbados Tridents (2013-2017)  
  • He has also played in Bangladesh for Dhaka Dynamites and Canada for Toronto Nationals.

International Career

  • Pollard has played for West Indies from 2007 to date. His ODI debut was on 10 April 2007 against South Africa. His last ODI match was the match against Australia on 26 July 2021. Pollard’s shirt No. is 55 for both ODI and T20 formats.
  • His T20I debut was on 20 June 2008 against Australia, while his last T20I match was on 3 August 2021 against Pakistan.

Notable feats and achievements

  • He is the third batter in international cricket to hit six sixes after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.
  • First Cricketer to play 500 T20s Matches
  • Second Batsmen after Chris Gayle to score 10,000+ runs in T20
  • He was also with the team that got the ICC T20 World Cup in 2012
  • He has won five titles of IPL with Mumbai Indians in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2020. Kieron was part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won the Champions League Twenty20 edition of 2011 and 2013

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Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/kieron-pollard-230559/bowling-batting-stats
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kieron_Pollard
  3. https://caknowledge.com/kieron-pollard-net-worth/
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