Explosive all-rounder Kieron Pollard arrived in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to start his stint with reigning champions Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League, recent from main Trinbago Knight Riders to their historic seize of the Caribbean Premier League.
The 33-year-old Pollard was accompanied by his household and fellow West Indies all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford, who can be on Mumbai’s roster.
Pollard, additionally West Indies’ white-ball captain, is now anticipated to isolate for as much as per week earlier than linking up with the Mumbai squad.
This 12 months’s IPL will probably be performed within the UAE from September 19 to November 10 after being moved from India as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Like all cricket excursions performed for the reason that resumption of worldwide sport, the IPL will probably be performed beneath strict bio-secure protocols and behind closed doorways.
Solely final Thursday, Pollard captained TKR to a crushing eight-wicket victory over St Lucia Zouks within the CPL closing on the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad, because the hosts received the event for the fourth time.
Extra considerably, TKR performed unbeaten within the marketing campaign to develop into the primary crew to attain the feat.
Pollard snatched 4 wickets within the closing together with his sluggish medium to take his tally for the event to eight and in addition shone with the bat, scoring 207 runs at a mean of almost 52 and a strike fee of 204.
One of the vital skilled T20 gamers in franchise cricket, Pollard has scored over 10 000 runs from 512 matches and brought 287 wickets.
In 10 years on the Wankhede, Pollard has performed 148 matches for Mumbai, scoring 2755 runs with 14 half-centuries.
At Mumbai, Pollard will line up alongside the likes of Indian stars Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, Australians Chris Lynn and James Pattinson and New Zealander Trent Boult.
Rutherford, a 22-year-old hard-hitting left-hander, is in his first season for Mumbai after spending his maiden IPL marketing campaign final 12 months with Delhi Capitals.
Mumbai will elevate the curtain on the season once they conflict subsequent Saturday with fellow powerhouses Chennai Tremendous Kings who characteristic Pollard’s West Indies and TKR teammate, Dwayne Bravo.