Cricket

Waqar: Pollard needs a break

2016-10-04 22:15
Kieron Pollard (Gallo Images)

 Islamabad - Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis has been left less than impressed by the performance of Kieron Pollard for the West Indies in the second ODI in the UAE.

Pollard made 22 runs off 29 balls when the West Indies required over ten runs to the over to win against Pakistan and Waqar has called on the visitors to drop the all-rounder.

"His approach and the way he played in this game and in any of the T20 games, you're destroying the morale of the team.

"The way he batted - he went in with 11 an over or about 12 an over required and he is known for this sort of situation. And he just went in and he hit one boundary and batted the entire time and not going anywhere.

"He wasn't there, he was not in the middle so I feel he needs a break. Whoever you want to bring in, Pollard needs a break. That's how I feel."

Pollard is wicketless across the five limited overs matches the two nations have contested in the UAE and the 22 he made in the West Indies most recent defeat represents his highest score on the tour.

The axing of coach Phil Simmons on the eve of the tour can't have helped the situation but the West Indies needs its senior players to stand up and be counted.


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