Kieron Pollard T20 World Cup 2022 – Defending World Champions West Indies have announced their 15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. The team will be led by explosive wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran. Just like other teams, West Indies’ squad also had some surprising names in the list. More than that some notable and big names failed to make a cut into the squad for World Cup. Opener Evin Lewis made a comeback in West Indies T20I squad for the first time since the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup. However, one of the most surprising omission is of off-spinner Kieron Pollard. Pollard’s T20 World Cup 2022 absence is a huge set back for his fans. His fans want to know why Kieron Pollard is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022?
West Indies T20 World Cup 2022 Squad
West Indies’ T20 World Cup squad:
Pooran (C), Hetmyer, Powell, Charles, Holder, Hosein, Joseph, Yannic Cariah, Cottrell, King, Lewis, Mayers, McCoy, Raymon Reifer and Odean Smith.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) September 14, 2022
Why Kieron Pollard is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 ?
Veteran all rounder of the format, Kieron Pollard is not playing in T20 World Cup 2022 because he has already retired from the national cricket. On April 20, 2022, Pollard announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 34. However, he will continue to play for different franchises all around the globe.
Pollard has 123 ODIs and 101 T20Is appearances for West Indies in International Cricket. However, the most shocking thing is that he never played a Test match for West Indies. He made his ODI debut in April 2007 against South Africa and his T20I debut in 2008 against Australia in Bridgetown.
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Kieron Pollard T20 World Cup History
Pollard was a crucial player of the squad that won the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup in 2012. He did not play in the 2016 edition where West Indies emerged as champions. Pollard was also the captain of West Indies in T20 World Cup 2021.