Kieron Pollard became the second player in T20 history to reach the milestone of 11,000 runs. West Indies’ Kieron Pollard became the second hitter in T20 history to reach the 11,000-run mark. In a Caribbean Premier League group game against St Lucia Kings, he crossed the milestone with a 41-run stand for Trinbago Knight Riders.
Pollard is the second West Indies teammate after Chris Gayle to do so. So far, the ferocious opener has scored 14,108 runs in the shortest format. In the overall ranking, Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik is third and Australia’s David Warner is fourth. The Windies all-rounder, who also captains the national team in the limited overs format, has played 554 T20Is so far. He has 11,008 runs and 297 wickets to his name, making him one of the best all-rounders in T20 history.
Pollard plays an important role in Mumbai Indians. He is the only other player in the tournament to have played for only one franchise except Virat Kohli. So far in the IPL, West Indies have scored 3,191 runs in 171 matches with a strike rate of 150.87. Apart from this, he has 63 wickets to his name. In the 2020 season, Pollard was a member of the winning Mumbai Indians team, smashing the ball at a strike rate of 191. Tribenago Knight Riders are currently ranked third in the CPL 2021 with four points from the same number of games. The Riders have won two games.