Kieron Pollard is the first cricketer to reach this significant T20 milestone. On Monday, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became the first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches.
On Monday, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became the first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches. The hard-hitting batter reached this milestone during his team’s match against Manchester Originals at Lord’s during the ongoing The Hundred tournament. Pollard made certain that the occasion was memorable. He hit an unbeaten 34 off 11 balls, including one four and four big sixes.
Pollard has some outstanding T20I statistics. Over 600 games, he has scored 11,723 runs at an average of 31.34. He has the highest individual score of 104. In the format, Pollard has one century and 56 half-centuries. He has also taken 309 wickets with a best bowling average of 4/15.
Kieron Pollard first cricketer to play 600 T20 matches
Pollard has represented many T20 teams/franchises over the years, most notably the West Indies, domestic team Trinidad and Tobago, Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, Dhaka Gladiators and Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Karachi Kings, Multan Sultans, and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League, Trinbago Knight Riders
Dwayne Bravo (543 matches), Shoaib Malik (472), Chris Gayle (463) and Ravi Bopara (463 matches) trail him (426).
In the match, Pollard’s assault propelled his team to a score of 160/6 in 100 balls. Captain Eoin Morgan (37) and opener Zak Crawley also contributed (41). Manchester Originals could only muster 108 runs before running out of batters. Phil Salt led the London Spirit team in scoring with 36 runs, while Jordan Thompson led the bowling attack with 4/21. The game was won by London Spirit by a score of 52 runs.