On Monday, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became the first player in the history of cricket to play 600 Twenty20 matches.
On Monday, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became the first player in the history of cricket to play 600 Twenty20 matches. During the match between his team, the London Spirit, and the Manchester Originals, which is taking place at Lord’s as part of The Hundred event, the powerful batter reached this milestone. Pollard went out of his way to make the event one to remember. He hit one four and four massive sixes on his way to an unbeaten score of 34 runs off of just 11 balls in the innings.
The Twenty20 International numbers for Pollard are quite impressive. Over the course of 600 games, he has 11,723 runs scored, which works out to an average of 31.34. His overall performance of 104 is better than everyone else’s. In the format, Pollard has made one hundred and 56 half-centuries over his career. In addition to that, he has taken 309 wickets, with his best bowling stats being 4/15.
Over the course of his career, Pollard has played for a number of different Twenty20 teams and franchises, including the West Indies, the Trinidad and Tobago national team, the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, the Dhaka Gladiators and the Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, and Peshawar Zalmi
Players Dwayne Bravo (543 matches), Shoib Malik (472), Chris Gayle (463), and Ravi Bopara are in second through fifth place, respectively, behind him (426).
Pollard’s attack brought his team to a score of 160/6 in 100 balls heading into the match. Additionally, contributions were made by the team captain, Eoin Morgan (37), and the team’s opener, Zak Crawley (41). Only 108 runs were scored by Manchester Originals before they were unable to field any more batters. Phil Salt led the squad in scoring with 36 runs, and Jordan Thompson took the most wickets with 4/21. The London Spirit team’s top bowler was Phil Salt. The game was won by London Spirit by a score of 52 runs.
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