West Indies cricket stars land big bucks

Kieron Pollard
West Indies’ captain Kieron Pollard bats during the third and final one-day international cricket match of the series between India and West Indies in Cuttack, India, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.
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West Indies white-ball captain, Kieron Pollard has been snapped up by London Spirit as their number one pick for the second edition of the Hundred starting in August.
The 34-year-old is one of four former and current West Indies stars selected at the top prize of £125,000, along with Sunil Narine and all-rounder, Andre Russell heading to the Manchester Originals, off -spinner Sunil Narine returning to Oval Invincible and retired Twenty20 star, Dwayne Bravo picked up by Northern Supercharged.
West Indies Sunil Narine. Action Images / Paul HardingFile

A big-hitting right-hander who bowls slow medium, Pollard has played 123 One Day Internationals and nearly 600 T20 games across the international and franchise sphere.

The Hundred’s Managing Director, Sanjay Patel, said the likes of Pollard will bring a strong international flavor to the competition.
Pollard, Russell, Narine and Bravo are all currently playing in the Indian Premier League which got underway late last month.
Jamaican Russell is among the players in the £100,000 while Bravo has been tagged in the £75,000 reserve price.
Rising batting star Nicholas Pooran surprisingly went untouched in the draft along with veteran former West Indies batsman, Chris Gayle.

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