After being cruelly struck down before the inaugural KFC Big Bash League tournament with a tear in his right hamstring last year, star international recruit Kieron ‘Polly’ Pollard has already left his mark this season, blasting balls further than anyone else and entertaining fans with award winning celebrations. His one-handed catches come in handy too.
Debuting in the Strikers’ game two loss to the Brisbane Heat, the 6 ft 5 West Indian is arguably one of the most dynamic men in T20 cricket. Boasting a strike rate of 172.00 with the bat this season, Polly has already belted 129 runs, including a sensation innings of 65 that nearly got the Strikers over the line in game five against the Melbourne Stars. Polly is equally impressive with the ball, having shown-off his bag of tricks that has earned him five wickets so far this tournament.
Polly will be looking to go out with a bang as he completes his last game with the Strikers this season against the Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday night, before returning home to compete in the Caribbean Twenty20 regional competition with Trinidad and Tobago. With two games remaining in the season, the Strikers must claim points from both clashes to have any chance of securing a semi-finals berth.