Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the Big Bash League ( BBL)after suffering from knee injury © IANS
Tim Nielsen said Kieron Pollard is a unique player with all-round ability and it would be difficult for them to find his perfect replacement © IANS

London: West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been ruled out of the Big Bash League ( BBL), Australia’s domestic Twenty20 tournament, after suffering from knee injury. Confirming the news, South Australian Cricket Association ( SACA) chief Tim Nielsen said they are hoping Pollard recover fully from his injury. Nielsen, however, admitted that the 28-year-old is a unique player with all-round ability and it would be difficult for them to find his perfect replacement, the Guardian reported. Pollard was about to feature for his side Adelaide Strikers, which will play their first match against the Melbourne Stars. ALSO READ: Kieron Pollard, Shivnarine Chanderpaul hand Brian Lara and Yohan Blake defeat in WICB President’s XI vs UWI Vice Chancellor’s Celebrity XI charity match

Kieron Pollard played in Big Bash League in it’s 2014 season. Playing for Adelaide Strikers, in a trial match he hit six sixes in an over at Prince Alfred College on Tuesday during a trail game. Brad Hodge who was at the non-striker’s end had said after the match, “When you sit at the other end, you just think how unbelievable that is, just the strength of the man, the skill of the human being. It’s good he’s come here in good form and a scary thought for any other player. It was cool fun watching, the ease he does it with is unbelievable.”  It was Pollard’s first ever six sixes in an over while the previous best was five against Anthony Martin in a T20 encounter in Caribbean. Pollard’s score of 48 in the trail match came in just 27 deliveries after a slow start to his innings as the team got ready to face Melbourne Stars in the opening match of the night for the 2014-15 Big Bash league. ALSO READ: Kieron Pollard blasts six sixes in an over for Adelaide Strikers in warm-up tie