Pollard signs for Northants Steelbacks in T20 Blast

By January 29, 2020

West Indies limited-overs captain Kieron Pollard has signed for Northants Steelbacks who play in the Vitality T20 Blast this summer.

Pollard is to join the Steelbacks for eight matches, starting with a home fixture against Durham on Friday, June 5 as the 2013 and 2016 champions look to bounce back from a dreadful 2019 season when they only won four of their 14 matches.

"Of course as captain of the West Indies team and defending champions I have one eye on the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in Australia, but I can assure you my focus will be 100 per cent on winning games for Northants when I arrive in June," Pollard said.

"I see this as a wonderful opportunity to be back in England again."

Steelbacks head coach David Ripley believes Pollard will have a positive impact on his team during his time with them this summer.

"I've spoken to many people about Kieron and the biggest factor you get from everyone is that he's a winner. He's got a fantastic record in winning T20 comps and is just an absolute competitor,” Ripley said.

"He can bowl the big overs, field in key positions and whack it out of any cricket ground in the world."

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