Under changed Cricket West Indies administration, Kieron Pollard hopeful of World Cup selection

MUMBAI : Kieron Pollard last played an ODI for the West Indies back in 2016 but the all-rounder has not given up hopes of making the squad for this year’s World Cup. His chances were given a massive boost following his explosive 83 runs from 31 balls to take Mumbai Indians from brink of defeat to a 3-wicket win.

Contractual disputes between the players and Cricket West Indies (CWI) have weakened the team for several years with the frosty relations culminating in their tour of India being called off midway through the series in 2014.

There have been signs of a change and agreement recently, however, with a new leadership team in place at the board and former captain and Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle returning to the ODI side for the series against England.

Pollard, like Gayle is famed for his six-hitting prowess, as was displayed at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday where he hit 10 sixes, returned to the West Indies fold after a year out to join the T20 team for three-match series in India last year.