Days after West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard’s blistering innings helped Trinbago Knight Riders snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat in a CPL 2020 encounter towards Barbados Tridents, legendary England cricketer David Gower termed him one of the best T20 players but mentioned he’s not good enough to play Test cricket.
“Kieron Pollard is one of the world’s best T20 players but he knows as well as I do that he cannot play test cricket, he isn’t good enough to play test cricket.” Gower mentioned in dialog on SportsTiger’s present “Off-the-Field”.
Pollard who’s a stalwart for the West Indies in limited-overs cricket and one of most desired cricketers for franchises in T20 leagues throughout the globe, has by no means performed Test cricket.
Pollard, nevertheless has performed 508 T20 matches and can fly to the UAE after CPL ends to be part of the Mumbai Indians squad forward of IPL 2020.
Talking about IPL, which is slated to start from September 19 in UAE, Gower, mentioned: “I think overall IPL has been very good for cricketers both for the homegrown and the international players. Ever since the games have got shorter from the time of the invention of ODI, fielding has become incredible. I think T20 has changed a lot since the first days of IPL when IPL was taking some of the great players from around the world at the end of their career. But now, one wants the young players. I feel it is a very good training ground for players.”
He although opined that IPL isn’t going to make you a fantastic take a look at participant but the best players in IPL make an enormous quantity of cash.
The former English Captain who featured for the three-lions in 117 Test matches and 114 One Day Internationals (ODI) scoring 8,231 and 3170 runs respectively appeared mighty impressed by the Indian Captain Virat Kohli and his love for take a look at cricket. Gower mentioned, “Virat Kohli as the leading player of the world calling test cricket as the toughest and most important form is great PR for the format.”
Gower additionally picked his best Test XI from the present day players and mentioned, “Ben Stokes and Virat Kohli will be the instant picks for him and there are no two ways about it.” He additionally picked Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith as a component of the staff. He additionally mentioned. “If a current day spinner is to be chosen it would be between Ravichandran Ashwin or Nathan Lyon.”
He additionally mentioned, “If I have to pick a Captain for the team it will surely be Virat Kohli, what I like about Virat apart from his talent is his passion and absolute drive. Cricket is still a game where you can be a brilliant individual within the team but too much of individuality can also be harmful but Virat is an extraordinary individual contributing to the team.”