India vs West Indies: Why is Kieron Pollard Not Playing Today? Who is WI Captain?

Updated on: Feb 9, 2022 1:48 pm IST

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    The West Indies team is currently on a tour to India to play limited overs series comprising of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. In the 1st ODI, they lost by failing to defend their total of 176 runs. Here’s the latest news from the 2nd ODI scheduled to start soon.

    IND vs WI: Why is Kieron Pollard Not Playing Today?

    The regular limited overs captain for West Indies, Kieron Pollard will not be featuring in the 2nd ODI of the bilateral series against India. The left hand wicket keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran will lead the visitors in this fixture. Here is what Pooran said about Pollard’s absence at the toss,

    We will bowl first. Kieron isn’t fit enough, has a niggle. We’re staying in the present, the goal is to play a good brand of cricket, for the entire duration of the game. Just one change for us – Odean Smith is in

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    Kieron Pollard didn’t effect the scores in the 1st ODI and was dismissed for a duck by Yuzvendra Chahal on the first ball.


    3 Players to Watch out in India vs West Indies 2nd ODI

    1. Suryakumar Yadav

    The middle order batsman is one of the polished cricketers, who has looked confident of his abilities to stitch partnerships and help the team to excel in crucial situations. In the 1st ODI, he remained unbeaten of 34 and would look to continue the same form.

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    2. Jason Holder

    The all rounder’s contribution of 57 in 1st ODI ensured the visitors post a respectable total on the board, and is expected to do well with the ball as well.

    3. Nicholas Pooran

    The stand-in captain of West Indies team was impressive in the recently completed T20I series against England. In the 1st ODI against India, he got off to a good start with 18 runs, but failed to convert into big score. With the leadership responsibility, he is likely to be one of the top performers.

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