Kieron Pollard named as West Indies’s T20 and ODI captain

The West Indies board as appointed their veteran Kieron Pollard as the white-ball captain hoping for a turn-around.

Pollard who played his last ODI in 2016 will replace Jason Holder as the captain and he will replace Carlos Braithwaite for the role in T20I.

Whereas, Jason Holder will continue as the Test captain.

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“Holder will now compete for a place in Pollard’s team and use this as an opportunity to become a better cricketer. Pollard is the right man at the right time to take our white-ball teams forward,” said the board immediately after the meeting on September 7,8.

“I’ve played franchise all over the world and I hope to use this experience to help the West Indies in my role as captain,” Pollard said at the press conference. “In the short term as captain, the immediate aim is to defend the T20 World Cup. One of the discussions I hope to have is to bring back the idea of specialists playing in their best positions,” said Pollard.

Pollard’s first assignment will be on November against Afghanistan.