CPL 2021: Good news for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard returns to form ahead of IPL 2021 in UAE

CPL 2021: Good news for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard returns to form ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE with a bang- slams 58 off 30 balls
CPL 2021: Good news for Mumbai Indians, Kieron Pollard returns to form ahead of IPL 2021 Phase 2 in UAE with a bang- slams 58 off 30 balls. [Pic credits: Times News Now]

CPL 2021: Good news for Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2021- Kieron Pollard’s formOut of form Mumbai Indians allrounder, Kieron Pollard on Friday returned to form with his scintillating fifty. He slammed unbeaten 58 runs off just 30 balls at a strike rate of 193+ that comprised 6 sixes and three fours. His innings helped Trinbago Knight Riders pull off six wickets victory against Barbados Royals in Caribbean Premier League (CPL 2021). What comes as a big positive is the fact that the crucial inning comes after a string of poor innings. He had last scored a fifty against Australia in July.

Pollard had struggled against Australia and Pakistan during the recently concluded T20 series. His last few innings read: 58*, 2, 13, 22*, 11 and 2. The timely fifty will boost his morale in the ongoing packed T20 calendar.

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The 34-year-old is a crucial part of the Mumbai Indians team. He is known to play match-winning knocks and is able to pull off victories from jaws of defeats. He also won a game out of nowhere for Mumbai Indians against MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

In the first phase of IPL 2021, Pollard slammed 168 runs at a strike rate of 171+ and took 3 wickets. In IPL, Pollard bats at a strike rate of 150+ with over 3000 runs to his name. He has the second-highest strike rate in IPL 2021 after Ambati Rayudu.

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CPL 2021: Good news for Mumbai Indians ahead of IPL 2021- Kieron Pollard’s form

The right-handed batsman will now look to amass enough runs in CPL and carry his form in IPL 2021. Notably, the defending champions MI are currently placed on the fourth position in the IPL 2021 Points Table. They will look to dominate in the remaining fixtures in UAE and complete a hat-trick of IPL titles.

Meanwhile, MI has already started their preparation in UAE post quarantine after they reached the Gulf country on August 13. MI will kick start their IPL 2021 Phase 2 campaign against CSK on September 19 (Sunday).

IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians (MI) SquadRohit Sharma (C), Quinton de Kock, Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Aditya Tare, Anukul Roy, Anmolpreet Singh, Chris Lynn, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jayant Yadav, Kieron Pollard, Mohsin Khan, Saurabh Tiwary, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, Jimmy Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
30 Sunday 19-Sep-21 07:30 PM CSK vs MI Dubai
34 Thursday 23-Sep-21 07:30 PM MI vs KKR Abu Dhabi
39 Sunday 26-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs MI Dubai
42 Tuesday 28-Sep-21 07:30 PM MI vs PBKS Abu Dhabi
46 Saturday 02-Oct-21 03:30 PM MI vs DC Sharjah
51 Tuesday 05-Oct-21 07:30 PM RR vs MI Sharjah
55 Friday 08-Oct-21 03:30 PM SRH vs MI Abu Dhabi

 

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