International

West Indies star Kieron Pollard is on incredible form. He is at his peak and he has been brilliant since the start of the 2017 Indian Premier League season.


Many did not expect this much from him, giving his recent performances against Pakistan and in the KFC Big Bash League. However, his top form has made Australian cricket legend Ricky Pontingterm him one of the best ever players of the T20.

The former coach praised the finishing ability of Ponting in the IPL after he West Indian star did an innings of70 from 47 balls in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. His teammate Mitchell McClenaghan labelled the extraordinary innings “one of the best I’ve seen.” The Mumbai star started the season with mixed fate but his display earned the admiration of the entire league.

“[Pollard and Rohit] are two of the best T20 players the game has probably ever seen. The thing I’ve always said about Pollard is ‘it doesn’t matter how many you need, if he’s in at the end with three or four overs to go, you can still always win’

It has been much of a glorious year for Virat Kohli, India’s Test captain and the Indian Cricket Test team in general.


Kohli has been able to break some records, equal some others, and break some new records as well.

With his recent career best of 235 runs, Kohli joined the elite list of players who had scored three or more double centuries in the course of a calendar year as he became the fifth player so far.

There are now five batsmen who hold the record, with Michael Clarke, leading the pack with a total of four double centuries in a calendar year.

The rest of the players holding that record includes Ricky Ponting, Brendon McCullum and Don Bradman.

Also, Kohli became the third captain to score three doubles in a year. The other two captains are the duo of Michael Clarke, who achieved the record in 2012, and McCullum in 2014.

Aaron Finch joined the list of those who have scored centuries in their first game in the World Cup.

The Victorian opening batsman thumped 135 versus England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.

He was dropped on naught, trying to loft the ball over the square leg fielder and boy; did he make the opposition pay for that miss?

It was ruthless batting by the Australian T20 captain. He took it back to the English bowlers as he unleashed his powerful straight bat shots down the ground.

The English captain Eoin Morgan would have probably been relieved to have got David Warner out early as he was the one guy who could go bonkers against the new ball too.