West Indies are placed alongside former champions England, South Africa and Australia in Group 1 in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
The Caribbean side has locked horns with both South Africa and Australia in bilateral T20I rubbers in their ongoing home summer.
While they lost 2-3 to South Africa, the two-time champions comprehensively defeated Australia 4-1 in the recently concluded rubber.
“We might have a fair idea of Australia and South Africa, who are in our group for the World Cup, and for us, it doesn’t matter and it’s just a matter of continuing to improve. And I just want to say congrats to Pooran… with a couple of guys missing out this series, to win a series against Australia, gotta enjoy it,” said Kieron Pollard as quoted by ANI.
Kieron Pollard also went on to express his happiness at the form that swashbuckling opener Evin Lewis has displayed in the T20I season thus far.
Lewis has been one of the consistent performers for the West Indies in the past two series against South Africa and Australia.
The southpaw smashed a match-winning half-century in the final T20I against Australia, and while Pollard believes that Lewis still needs to work on his conversion rate, he is really pleased with the fact that the talented swashbuckling opener has finally started to emulate his talent into performances at the international level.
”I think it’s great. He (Lewis) is starting to understand the talent that he has. He is not a big guy but he is really a powerful guy. So it’s just a matter of giving himself time and when he gets in no one can bowl to him. I think he missed out on a couple of international hundreds and it’s something we spoke about, obviously to get those hundreds as people tend to forget big 50s at times,” said Kieron Pollard.
”But for him and to a lot of other youngsters in the dressing room who continue to learn and what’s pleasing is they continue to talk about cricket and rotation of strike this series has been good,” Pollard told host broadcaster after the fifth T20I against Australia,” he added.