West Indies cricketer Daren Sammy has revealed how Kieron Pollard and Andre Russell have mastered the art of hitting sixes on their will. Pollard was once again in his best form last night against KXIP, where he scored 47 runs off just 20 balls including 4 sixes and 3 fours. He has just returned from winning the CPL as a skipper with Trinbago Knight Riders and is in quite a form. Pollard has already 10 sixes to his credit in the 4 matches played in the IPL 2020.
His West Indies teammate Andre Russell is yet to show his thunderous batting in the tournament this term. He had a total of 52 sixes to his name in the last IPL.
Daren Sammy reveals the technique used by Pollard and Russell to hit sixes
The two-time T20 World Cup-winning West Indies captain has revealed the technique used by them to hit any ball for six. He mentioned that taking a step back in the crease and to wait for the ball works every time to send a ball beyond the boundary.
“Against the slow bowlers who change their pace, you didn’t want to commit. So I would deliberately keep my weight on the back foot. You can adjust better. When they bowl that slower ball, you are not committing early. If you look at Kieron Pollard or Andre Russell, you can see them take that step back deep in the crease and waiting. That’s something that works,” Daren Sammy told The Indian Express.
Mumbai Indians win against Kings XI Punjab
KXIP had the won the toss and chosen to field at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians went to score a massive score of 191 with stupendous knocks by Rohit Sharma (70 runs off 45 balls) and Kieron Pollard (47* off 20). Hardik Pandya also made a quick 30 not out off 11 balls to power the MI score further. KXIP’s batting failed miserably in their chase and could only manage 143/8 in the 20 overs and MI won the match by 48 runs
“”Feels good. Obviously we were on the losing end last game so we wanted to come out and get over the line. After 15 overs we had 100 or so so we needed to step it up,” Pollard said.
Mumbai Indians now stand at the number one spot of the IPL table with 2 wins and 2 losses in 4 matches. They will next face SunRisers Hyderabad on October 4 at the Sharjah cricket stadium.