West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard stated that the team has got a fair idea about Australia and South Africa, who are placed in Group A of the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Having said that, it doesn’t really matter as for them, they look for improvement and not the opposition.
“We might have a fair idea of Australia and South Africa, who are in our group for the World Cup, and for us, it doesn’t matter and it’s just a matter of continuing to improve. And I just want to say congrats to Pooran… with a couple of guys missing out this series, to win a series against Australia, gotta enjoy it,” Pollard said.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the groups for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Group 1 consists of four strong teams namely West Indies, Australia, South Africa, and England. Besides, two more teams will also be added after the conclusion of Round 1 matches.
West Indies have played both against South Africa and Australia this year. While they lost the T20 series against South Africa, the Men from the Caribbean emerged triumphs against Australia.
Pollard also heaped praise on Ewin Lewis after the latter played a match-winning knock of 79 runs off 34 balls, including 4 fours and 9 sixes.
“I think it’s great. He (Lewis) is starting to understand the talent that he has. He is not a big guy but he is really a powerful guy. So it’s just a matter of giving himself time and when he gets in no one can bowl to him. I think he missed out on a couple of international hundreds and it’s something we spoke about, obviously to get those hundreds as people tend to forget big 50s at times.”
Kieron Pollard missed out in the recently concluded T20 series against Australia. Under the leadership of Nicholas Pooran, West Indies won the 5-match series 4-1.