Kieron Pollard says “The experienced guys have not done well” in T20 World Cup 2021. Pollard stated that the senior players in the side can’t hide from the responsibility in the T20 World Cup. Also, he revealed that the dismal run of performances. And certainly hurt the players in the dressing room. The defending champions entered the tournament. And they have the most T20 experience of any team. However, the West Indies banged out, and they were not protected. After losing three of their first 4 Superleague matches, they are looking to return. Following the encounter against Sri Lanka, he said the following. According to Pollard, the more experienced players did not provide adequate support to the younger players.
“A couple of young guys are putting up their hands (up) but the experienced guys, myself included, have not done well. We are not going to hide from the fact that it’s been disappointing for us. I’m sure all the guys are hurting in that dressing room. It’s something we didn’t see it coming but we have to face reality,” Kieron Pollard said.
Moreover, none of the experienced players in the squad. It could put in a noticeable performance over the four matches. Kieron Pollard, Chris Gayle, Lendl Simmons, and Andre Russell struggled to fire with the bat. Dwayne Bravo could claim just two wickets in four matches.
Accordingly, Kieron Pollard reflected that cricketing smartness. It was found wanting by his players during the competition. He revealed that specific roles were assigned to individual players. But it wasn’t quite fulfilled.
“I think cricket smarts is something that has plagued us. We have spoken time and time again, especially from a batting perspective what we need to do as individuals and we have not done well,” Pollard said.
“Lastly, I think we were below par. In a crucial match like this, you don’t want to see those things (for fielding). Our bowlers did okay, they got 189 but it was a very good batting track,” Pollard added.