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July 15, 2024

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England Hires Kieron Pollard As Their Assistant Coach

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Pollard began his coaching career in November, 2022. His first stint was as the batting coach of the Mumbai Indians

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that have added ex-West Indies captain Kieron Pollard as a coach in their national team. Pollard will be one of the coaches when England competes in the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup.

Pollard is expected to be an assistant coach in the England set-up. He will get a chance to showcase his knowledge in the June tournament.

The 36-year-old who hails from Trinidad and Tobago will play a key role when the competition is co-hosted by United States and the West Indies. He is expected to provide expertise of Caribbean conditions. This information will help the England players to prepare to an optimum level.

The former Somerset all-rounder was a key player when the West Indies clinched the 2012 T20 World Cup. He has reached an impressive 600-plus games in the format. He previously played for Barbados Tridents and Dhaka Gladiators. Pollard was the first player to accumulate 150 matches for Mumbai Indians.  He was a key player when the Mumbai Indians won their 5th IPL title.

Pollard began his coaching career in November, 2022. His first stint was as the batting coach of the Mumbai Indians.

The T20 World Cup is expected to run between June 4 and June 30. This is the ninth edition of the competition. The tournament will now feature a total of 20 teams, from an original 16 teams. The final will be staged in Barbados, in the Kensington Oval stadium.

England will go into this tournament as the defending champions. They have won this title two times in their history. They will be hoping to retain the title they won in Australia 13 months ago. The team is still recovering after a shambolic ODI World Cup defense in India.  

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