ENG VS WI: Kieron Pollard Silences Critics Following a 3-2 Victory Over England
ENG VS WI: Kieron Pollard-led West Indies was absolutely sensational in the just-concluded five-match T20I series. The series victory by 3-2 will act as a stepping stone for the team in their preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup 20222, scheduled in October and November.
Before the commencement of the series, West Indies were subjected to a lot of criticism for their recent performances in the shorter format of the game. The two-time T20 Champion had won just two of their last ten league matches and failed to make a mark in the T20 World Cup 2021 as well.
However, the team made amends and they are now back with the band. West Indies made a solid statement as they defeated one of the strongest white-ball teams by 3-2. The first T20 International between the two sides saw Indies securing a victory by nine wickets.
England bounced back in the second T20 International as they cruised to a one-run win. The host again took a lead in the third match by recording a win by 20 runs. Meanwhile, the fourth game saw domination by Englishmen as they won by 34 runs. We have best cricket betting tips and tricks. Get the live results here.
ENG VS WI: Kieron Pollard gives back to the haters in the post-match Presentation
Playing the final T20 International and series-decider on Monday, the Carribeans let their bat do all the talking. The collective effort by the top six batters saw the team posted 179 runs on the scoreboard. Chasing the total, England was restricted to 162 runs as Jason Holder picked up a five-wicket.
Following the series win, the winning skipper Kieron Pollard seemed in a jolly mood as he appeared for the post-match presentation. The all-rounder addressed the criticism surrounding the team saying a lot of negative things have been said but this victory feels like a complete team effort.
“Can’t keep a good man down, always keep a smile when they want me to frown. It’s wonderful. Many have given up on this team but every single individual has rallied around. There have been a lot of negative things written about us but this win is for everyone out in the dressing room,”Pollard told ESPN Caribbean during the post-match presentation ceremony
The victory will act as a morale-booster for the West Indies team as they are set to travel to India for a three-match ODI series followed by three T20 Internationals. The Carribeans have a lot of firepower in their squad and they need to plan things well to continue their winning run. If you are looking an online cricket prediction then read more here about our predictions.