He recently played the CPL for Jamaica Tallawahs, and then went to the Afghanistan Premier League where he played one game for Nangarhar Leopards on October 9, a day after he had been picked in West Indies' T20I squad.
After some lacklustre performances in the Test and ODI series, the Windies would be playing a three-match T20I series against India, which gets underway at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
While Darren Bravo is set to play for West Indies for the first time in two years, dashing all-rounder Pollard will don the national jersey for the first time in a year. He also said that neither he nor Sachin ever bothered about comparisons when they were playing.
The live streaming of the T20I match can be caught on Hotstar.com and if you want to watch the game on the go, you can access it on Hotstar app.
- For the first time, India will play a home T20I without MS Dhoni.
Under Jason Holder, West Indies were mauled 0-2 in the Test series in six days' of action. Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is also absent with injury.
Delhi’s air quality near ‘severe’, three most polluted cities from NCR
Delhi will have 44 teams and the cities in NCR region namely Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad shall have two teams each. According to the CPCB , four areas in Delhi recorded "severe" air quality while 29 areas recorded "very poor" air quality.
The West Indies T20I squad is already depleted by the absence of Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis at the top of the order, with both players pulling out due to personal reasons. Two years ago at Eden, he turned out to be the showstopper, clobbering four sixes in the final over in the World T20 final.
"We wish the team every success on a challenging assignment in India", Browne said in a statement. "But that's history." Brathwaite, in fact, refused to consider his team as favourites in this series. This side doesn't have a truckload of experience save a few players like Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin and Brathwaite. Ideally, KL Rahul is the most suited to bat at No. 3, but with Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey and Shreyas Iyer in the side, it can be a three-way battle.
Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series.
"When I came into the scene, Viv, Gordon Greenidge, Desmond Haynes and Gus Logie were the guys from whom you could learn a lot".
"We are not accustomed to the underdog tag but we are going to take it this time around".
The three matches will also give another opportunity to young pacer Khaleel Ahmed who drew a lot of praise from skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri during the ODIs.