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Kieron warms up with 111

Port of Spain: Kieron Pollard has warmed up for IPL VII with a match-winning century for Trinidad and Tobago in a three-day Caribbean first-class game against Jamaica.

This was only the second match of the Mumbai Indians’ all-rounder after being sidelined for six months by a knee injury. He scored 111 off 169 balls as Trinidad and Tobago won by 145 runs.

Pollard’s last match before picking up the injury was the Champions League Twenty20 final where he picked up three wickets to set up Mumbai Indians’ second CLT20 title. One of the five players retained by the franchise ahead of the 2014 auction, Pollard said he was looking forward to the IPL.

“I was really disappointed at not being able to play cricket for six months. But these things happen. I got injured and coming back, I just wanted to do my best. For me, it’s to do whatever is required. It’s Twenty20 cricket, it’s not every day you’re going to come off, so it’s what the team requires at that point in time and adjust the game to suit,” Pollard said.

“I’m three-dimensional in terms of batting, bowling and fielding. So, I just want to go out there and do my best.” (AGENCIES)