Kieron Pollard has been appointed as the new captain of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) after Dwayne Bravo injured his finger during a practice match. Ahead of Hero CPL 2019, TKR has announced this change.
Pollard will be representing its home franchise, TKR, for the first time. He was selected as a Marquee player by TKR.
Venky Mysore, Director of TKR said, “it’s a very unfortunate injury and Dwayne Bravo will be greatly missed. However, we are fortunate to have someone of the calibre of Kieron Pollard to take over the reins from Bravo. His leadership abilities are well proven and, like Bravo, will bring a very aggressive style as captain in TKR’s quest for a third championship in a row”.
Kieron Pollard is Confident
Pollard is ready to take the full responsibility of the team and opined he was waiting for the opportunity to play for the team. He has played in IPL for Mumbai Indians and scored some big runs. The 32-year-old is also the part-time but an effective bowler. As the Venky is also sure that he will fill the gap of Bravo.
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On assuming the leadership role, Pollard said, “I am standing in the shoes of the entertainer, Dwayne Bravo. I have been waiting for a long time to be made a part of this special team and I am happy to finally be here. This year, a couple of new guys like me have been given the opportunity to be a part of this great franchise. We are looking forward to putting in our best and lifting the title once again in 2019.”
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 2, 2019
From 4th September, the CPL is starting with the match of Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) vs St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. Total six teams will fight with each other in the double round-robin stage. After the Eliminator and two Qualifiers, final will be played on 12th October at Trinidad.