Six hitting machine Kieron Pollard to lead Bloem City Blazers in T20 Global League beginning next month. He is a T20 specialist and known for his big hitting in the cricket world. In T20GL he will work alongside with his fellow Phil Simmons, who is head coach of the team.
Pollard has plenty of experience in leading teams; he is captain of an IPL team Mumbai Indians and also led Barbados Tridents in Caribbean Premier League 2017. Now, he is announced as captain of Bloem City Blazers. Till now, he has played 387 twenty20 matches and scored over 7500 runs and also took 241 wickets in this form of cricket.
Kieron Pollard to Lead Bloem City Blazers in T20 Global League
Phil Simmons said:
Polly is a World-Cup winning player and has won numerous T20 domestic titles across the globe; his leadership is a vital asset to the Bloem City Blazers, He brings with him a deep understanding of the game and the energy and passion to inspire the squad in our first attempt at T20 Global League success.
Kevin Pollard was the first overseas marquee player that was picked in T20GL drafts. He will join his fellow team members Dwayne Smith, Rayad Emrit, Chris Jordan and David Miller. Captaincy skills of Pollard will be tested in tough conditions of South Africa.
Phil Simmons added:
Every year I come back to South Africa and I am made to feel incredibly welcome. The T20 Global League is a new and exciting competition and looking at the squad we’ve put together I’m confident our brand of cricket will light up Bloemfontein and give the fans cause to cheer.
We want to start with real momentum and the fans being behind us from the outset is important. We’ve got world-class talent that covers every base in the Bloem City Blazers squad, the ingredients are all there to make the T20 Global League a successful tournament for us.