Mumbai Indians might have won a one-sided battle against Sri Lankan outfit Southern Express but skipper Kieron Pollard said that the players need to improve their fielding if they want to enter the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 main draw starting September 17.
After being beaten by Lahore Lions in their first Champions League T20 qualifier, Mumbai Indians head coach John Wright said the defending champions lost because of a poor start with the bat in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, who has been ruled out due to injury.
Having started their campaign in the Champions League Twenty20 with a loss today, Mumbai Indians captain Kieron Pollard conceded that pressure would be on his side as they will have to win their next two matches to make it to the tournament proper.
Dashing all-rounder Kieron Pollard has been named the captain of the Mumbai Indians after shoulder injury and fractured finger forced regular captain Rohit Sharma to pull-out of the upcoming Champions League T20, starting here from Saturday.
Star batsman Rohit Sharma's finger fracture is not only a blow to the Indian team but a big setback for Mumbai Indians as well, who will be playing in the qualifiers of the Champions League T20 starting September 13, in Raipur.
Kieron Pollard and Denesh Ramdin saved the West Indies from a humiliating defeat and engineered a three-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the first one-day international at the National Stadium in Grenada.
Hard-hitting right-hander Kieron Pollard is set to play his first One-Day International in more than a year after being named in a West Indies 13-man squad to face Bangladesh in the three-match Dhaka Bank Cup series later this month.
Pace legend Courtney Walsh today said the despicable on-field spat between West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard and Australian seamer Mitchell Starc during an IPL match was not a pretty sight and called for "controlled aggression" from cricketers.
Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma today defended his teammate Kieron Pollard and said the ugly spat involving the West Indian and Royal Challengers Bangalore`s Mitchell Starc happened in the heat of the moment and won`t be repeated.
Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore`s Mitchell Starc have been fined for an ugly spat during the Indian Premier League match between the two teams at Wankhede Stadium here.
Royal Challengers Bangalore coach Daniel Vettori was pained to see the ugly on-field spat between RCB bowler Mitchell Starc and Mumbai Indians` batsman Kieron Pollard in an IPL game here but preferred to wait for the match referee`s verdict before apportioning blame.
The Indian Premier League clash between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore here today had its share of controversy owing to an ugly on-field spat between Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc.