Kieron Pollard appointed West Indies' limited-overs captain

Kieron Pollard appointed West Indies' limited-overs captain

Pollard, 32, has not played an ODI since 2016 but has featured in Twenty20 internationals, most recently against India last month, and is a regular in global T20 competitions such as the Indian Premier League, the Vitality Blast and Australia's Big Bash. He was kept in the reserves for the 2019 World Cup and then featured in the T20Is against India. When given the leadership for a game in IPL 2019, he was highly impressive and led the Mumbai Indians from the front.

Skerritt made the announcement in Trinidad on Monday, after the conclusion of a quarterly board meeting in Tobago.

Pollard last played an ODI in October 2016 but he has been a part of the T20I side recently.

More, the Windies suffered an abysmal World Cup campaign in England earlier this year when they managed just two wins in 10 matches - in their opener against Pakistan and in their finale against Afghanistan - to finish ninth of 10 teams and produce their worst ever performance at the showpiece.

The release said the Selection Task Force recommended the immediate introduction of "red ball" and "white ball" captains to support a long-term strategy to focus on the different formats of worldwide cricket.

The West Indies have had a rough outing in the last three months or so.

"I've played franchise all over the world and I hope to use this experience to help the West Indies in my role as captain", Pollard said at the press conference. Former captain Floyd Reifer has been filling in as caretaker boss since Richard Pybus' sacking in April, but Cricket West Indies is hopeful it can find a more permanent solution by the time the men's team plays Afghanistan in November. "Judging from what I have seen, Kieron Pollard would have been the best choice as our T20 captain and there are reasons for that". "Also why I think this may be because a lot of captains were introduced at that time. A lot of guys know that Pollard would have been a great choice".

Under Brathwaite, West Indies have played 30 T20Is in which they have won 11 and lost 17 T20Is.

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