Top 3 Knocks by Kieron Pollard in IPL History
Kieron Pollard has never been let go by Mumbai Indians ever since the franchise bought him for $750,000 in the third edition of IPL.
He has been retained again by Mumbai Indians shows how much faith they have in him. He has won many games for his team be it with the bat or with the ball or with his breathtaking fielding.
Mumbai Indians will be pinning their hopes again on Pollard as the 11th edition of IPL begins on 7th April at Wankhede Stadium.
Let us look at the top three knocks by Pollard in the IPL History.
#3 70 (47) vs RCB - 2017
Royal Challengers Bangalore clashed with Mumbai Indians in the 12th game of Vivo IPL 2017.
Put into bat first RCB managed to reach 142/5 in their allocated 20 overs. In reply, Mumbai Indians were reeling at 7-4 with Samuel Badree creating havoc with the ball.
Badree dismissed Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan and Rohit Sharma in three successive deliveries to register his maiden hat-trick in his IPL career.
In walked Pollard to the crease with a huge task on his shoulders.
The devastating batsman however took time, played each ball on its merit without going for big hits on a slow pitch. When Nitish Rana was dismissed in the eighth over, Mumbai Indians still required 110 runs in 12 overs.
With more than nine runs required per over, Pollard opened up his shoulders. He took on the likes of Pawan Negi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Tymal Mills smashing them for sixes over deep long on and long off.
The Trinidadian reached his 50 off 41 balls by smashing a straight six down the ground.
Mumbai Indians reached the target with seven balls to spare thanks to a magnificent 70 from Pollard.
This knock showcased his true caliber and it proved he can adapt to any situation and play accordingly. He was also awarded the Man of the Match.