Pollard named leading T20 cricketer in the world by Wisden

Kieron Pollard of West Indies in action against Pakistan during the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Group B at the Kia Oval.
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Wisden named West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard as the Leading T20 Cricketer in the world.

Wisden, cricket’s most authoritative and respected publication, made the recent announcement, noting that the West Indies white-ball captain had distinguished himself by “helping Trinidad and Tobago Knight Riders (TKR) to CPL glory and the Mumbai Indians to another ILP title, displaying his well-renowned six-hitting skills along the way.”

Under Pollard, TKR played unbeaten last year to capture the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for a second fourth time.

Weeks later, the Trinidadian played a key role in inspiring Mumbai to a successful defense of their IPL title and their fifth crown overall.

Pollard has emerged as one of the world’s leading T20 cricketers over the last decade, becoming renowned for his destructive lower order hitting, brilliant fielding and clever medium pace.

Currently, the 33 year-old sits second on the all-time list of run-scorers with 10,641 runs, only behind West Indies teammate Chris Gayle with 13,760 and has taken 293 wickets.

Pollard said being the Leading T20 Cricketer in the world is a “fantastic achievement.”

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