Kieron Pollard, Mumbai Indians. IPL 2018, West Indies
Kieron Pollard is currently playing for MI in IPL © AFP

West Indies qualified for the ICC World Cup 2019 as they finished as runner-ups in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 after losing to Afghanistan  in the final. Kieron Pollard  said he was delighted to see the West Indies qualifying for the World Cup.

West Indies only lost two matches in the Qualifiers, both to Afghanistan. Pollard also pointed out his disappointment about West Indies going through the qualifiers to make it to the World Cup but believes they did a fantastic job.

It’s disappointing

“Congratulations to them for qualifying for the World Cup.Obviously, as a West Indian cricketer, it’s disappointing that we had to go through that sort of an avenue … but I think the guys went and did a fantastic job.”

Pollard is still a member of the squad in the shortest format of the game. He has played 56 T20Is for West Indies having scored 768 runs and picked up 23 wickets. He last played for them in September 2017 against England. However, he was not a part of their last New Zealand tour.

His ODI numbers speak more of his value to the side. He has played 101 ODIs with 2289 runs and 50 wickets. Talking on that he said he is still hoping to add more to that record.

“I am still very much part of the West Indies international Twenty20 squad,” he pointed out. “The 50-over cricket is still a bit up in air as to what they (Cricket West Indies) are thinking.”

Pollard did not have a good Pakistan Super League season this year scoring 165 runs and picking only 5 wickets. He is currently playing for the Mumbai Indians in the Vivo IPL 2018. He has always delivered for Mumbai and is hopeful to do the same this year as well.

“I am actually happy in my life,” he said. “Whatever opportunity I get to play, I am happy. Now I am focusing on the IPL … and, after that, there are a couple of international series.”