Pollard to play for English County Northants

West Indies’ Kieron Pollard his a six during the first Twenty20 international cricket match against India, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Lauderhill, Fla.
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West Indies One-Day International and Twenty20 Captain, Kieron Pollard has signed up to play several games for English County Northamptonshire in this year’s Vitality Blast.

The 32-year-old all-rounder is set to play eight matches starting from June 5 in the tournament, which runs from May 28 to September 5.

In addition to boosting Northamptonshire’s title chances, Pollard said he would be using the campaign to further his preparation for the T20 World Cup in Australia stating in October.

Pollard is one of the most sought-after T20 players, having played extensively in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Mumbai Indians, and also turned out in the Australian Big Bash and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Overall, he has played a record 499 Twenty20s and is just 34 runs shy of becoming only the second batsman to reach 10,000 runs in the format.

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