It's about trying to hit the ground running: Kieron Pollard

Shubham Singh
17 Oct 2021
11:55
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It's about trying to hit the ground running: Kieron Pollard

In the build-up to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard has expressed that his team will take it one game at a time and try to figure out the ways to get the two points. He also said although the defending champions West Indies have a reputation of only going for sixes or big hits, everything else also figures in the result.

Four of the West Indies players in Dwayne Bravo, the skipper himself, Andre Fletcher, and Roston Chase have played extensively on the UAE pitches because of being involved in the Indian Premier League(IPL). Bravo won the IPL title with the Chennai Super Kings while Roston Chase will figure in an all-rounder’s role. The reigning champions will take on England to open their World Cup campaign on 23 October.

For us, most of our guys got a chance to play recently here, so for us, it's about trying to hit the ground running, start off on a positive note, get those first two points, and see what happens after that. "You've seen it all around the world, that is how we go about our cricket. Lot of people, analysts at different times, harp on dot balls, singles, ones, and twos. Everything is important, but we still have to play to our strengths. I'm not going to say what that is because then the heading will be 'West Indies just want to hit sixes.

Kieron Pollard, Captain, West Indies T20 team

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