Kieron Pollard to miss PSL 5 due to injury


Lahore: Kieron Pollard will not be able to join Peshawar Zalmi due to a niggle in his right thigh, the cricketer informed his franchise. 

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Pollard will not be available for Zalmi and his cover Carlos Brathwaite will stay with the franchise for the whole season now. Pollard was scheduled to join PSL 5 after the conclusion of the West Indies tour of Sri Lanka on March 7.

“With a heavy heart, I wish my teammates at Peshawar Zalmi all the best for the remainder of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2020,

“I’m sorry I can’t be there in person this year but the team has some inspirational characters leading the charge and I’m sure can give Daren [Sammy] his first trophy as a head coach,” the hard-hitting batter said. 

It must be noted here that Pollard participated in three consecutive seasons including 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 33 PSL matches, the West Indian has scored 650 runs, which include three half-centuries, at a strike-rate of 166.24.