Kieron Pollard 6 sixes in an over: It was an absolute carnage in the Coolidge cricket stadium here in Antigua. The West Indian captain made a mockery of Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Akila Dananjaya by doing the unthinkable which only 1 other player in the history of international T20s has done it to date.
West Indies are the defending champions in the shortest format of the game and they have been one of the powerhouses in this format as they have the tailor made resources for this format which no other team posses at the moment. Sri Lanka will be playing a long series across formats in West Indies that includes 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs and 2 tests.
The series kick started with the T20I series and fans were treated with some high class hitting by West Indies batters. Sri Lanka could only manage 131 on a good flat track which West Indies chased it with more than 40 balls to spare. It was ruthless hitting from Kieron Pollard who smashed 38 off just 11 balls that included 6 sixes in an over bowled by Akila Dananjaya who earlier picked 3 wickets in 3 balls to complete a hat-trick.
West Indies came out all guns blazing to finish off the game as early as possible and they started going bonkers from ball 1. It was a perfect approach as they bat deep with Dwayne Bravo coming in at 8.
This West Indies team is one of the most entertaining sides in cricket history. They have effortless six hitters coupled with batsman like Kieron Pollard who is a master tactician when it comes to picking and hitting the weakest bowler in the opposition camp.
One can only imagine the massacre when Andre Russell is available for selection. They are spoilt for choices at the moment when it comes to T20 cricket and there are very few teams in world cricket who can compete with a full strength West Indies side.