Cape Town – The Cape Cobras have pulled off a major coup by signing one of the world’s
most-travelled T20 stars and South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 player of the year, Kieron
Pollard, for another two seasons.
Indies all-rounder was a star attraction at Newlands last season. He
powered the Cape Cobras to the Ram Slam T20 Challenge crown. The Trinidadian
captured 14 wickets and struck 243 runs at an average of 81.
played a match-winning role for the Cobras at least three times last season. He
can change the complexion of the match with a belligerent knock, or deny the
opposition in the death overs with his subtle change of pace and match
awareness,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras.
consider it a major boost to have somebody of Kieron’s undoubted quality and
vast experience in the line-up,” said Beresford Williams, president of the
Western Province Cricket Association.
“He is one
of the world’s finest all-rounders in this format, and has an inspirational
impact on the dressing room.”
“We are really excited about Kieron resigning for the Cape
Cobras for the Ram Slam campaigns,” said Angelo Carolissen, chairperson of the
“He adds value to the team and is a definite crowd-puller.
Apart from being a leading T20 all-rounder in world cricket, the younger players
in the team can also learn a lot from him.
explosive Pollard was the catalyst in propelling the Cobras to 158 for six in
the 2014/15-final by blasting 43 runs off 23 balls as the last 7.1 overs
produced 86 runs at Newlands against the Knights.
might miss two domestic T20-matches due to his participation in the T20 series
against Sri Lanka.
T20 matches globally, he has been a key factor for several franchises.
Pollard was part of the Mumbai Indians squad that won the Indian Premier League
in 2015. The Barbados Tridents reached the finals of the Caribbean Premier
League this year with the big all-rounder at the helm.
kick-off their T20 campaign against the Highveld Lions on November 1 at Newlands.