Ahead of the first game against the Indian National Cricket Team on Sunday, the skipper of the West Indies Kieron Pollard has stated Roston Chase as the asset for the West Indies’ team. Further, Kieron Pollard said his team is “on a mission” to do better in the one-dayers but insisted that favourable results may not come immediately.
Pollard said the inclusion of Roston Chase in the ODI side brought a good balance to the team. He believes that Roston Chase adds a great balance to the team, and also allows the team to play an extra batsman or the bowler. He believes Roston Chase will deliver something special in the upcoming three-match ODI series.
Roston Chase has been very valuable for us – Kieron Pollard
Further, Kieron Pollard said his side would look to carry on the momentum of the 3-0 series win over Afghanistan last month. Following the T20I series, Kieron Pollard is hoping to make the most of the upcoming three ODI games in India. This time, West Indies wants to come with different sort of plans to counter the Virat Kohli-led side.
“I think he brings a good balance to our team. He is a Test batsman as he has the Test hundred. I think he is a great asset for us. He can play any role and given that he can bowl as well. I think it gives an opportunity to play an extra bowler, all-rounder or a batter. He has been very valuable to us. We saw his talent and trying to exploit what he can give for himself. He is going to be an integral part for us going forward,” Kieron Pollard said.
We must have patience –
Speaking of the young guns in the team, Kieron Pollard believes that players like Shimron Hetmyer and Nicholas Pooran are putting enough hard work behind the scenes. He stated that success will follow sooner than later for them.
”Sometimes, the results just don’t reflect. This is something we have spoken about and we are really excited with the bunch of players we have now. These are players who are putting in the hard work behind the scenes. The results will show, but we must have patience. They are actually doing what is required to succeed at this level,” Pollard said to the reporters.
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Well, it would be interesting to see how things would turn out for the Kieron Pollard-led side in the upcoming three-match ODI series. There are still in the transition stage, but the skipper wants his side to deliver something special in Chennai.