Pollard’s unavailability in Pakistan hits a big blow for LPL Kandy Warriors

December 7, 2021 at 11:13 AM

West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard was left out of the squad to tour Pakistan on Sunday after failing to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained during the recent T20 World Cup. 

Although Pollard has no links with the ongoing Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2021, his unavailability for the Pakistan tour has a major hit on the LPL team Kandy Warriors. 

West Indies named two replacements for Pollard and both of them are currently playing in the Lanka Premier League.

Cricket West Indies announced that all-rounder Rovman Powell will replace Pollard for the T20 series while Devon Thomas will replace him for the ODI series.

The West Indies are due to play three T20Is and three ODIs at the Karachi National Stadium from December 13 to 22.

Rovman Powell is the Icon player of Kandy Warriors and he smashed 42 runs in 21 balls in his LPL debut. 

Following are the overseas players in the Kandy Warriors team: 

A Shehzad (Pak)

R Powell (WI)

D Thomas (WI)

A Hossain (BAN)

K Lewis (WI)

S Ahmed (UAE)