POLLARD STRUGGLES TO FIND FORM IN BBL

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 2, 2003
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1/6/17 11:33:51 PM 

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/6/17 11:47:42 PM 
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Three of them bruk down, and Pollard is trying to be bigger than Rampaul and Dwayne Smith

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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1/10/17 5:06:48 AM 
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Ponting had a good analysis of Pollard's problems in today's BBL match.

Generally, the Aussie pacers have been bowling short and into the body of all three - Pollard, Russell and Carlos. As a result, they haven't been able to make room to hit big. All the commentators have been saying that.

However, Ponting described how he'd been working with Pollard to try and address his problems. He pointed out that Pollard tends to close the face of the bat, pointing towards leg, which is okay if you're hitting towards leg, but leaves you with a lot more work if you're batting outside off. Ponting said Pollard is aware of this deficiency, and is trying to correct it, but while he's tapping the bat, his bottom hand subconsciously moves, and as a result ends up gripping the bat in a way that means he can't get much elevation on the offside most of the time when the pacer delivers a good ball just outside offstump. As a result, opposing captains have been positioning fielders are short mid-off to him.

link WICFan Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/10/17 10:58:46 AM 
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The thing is if your constantly travelling the World and play T/20's and playing under different coaches etc. are you going to correct any problems?

If Pollard goes out there and cracks 40-50 off 12-25 deliveries added with a wicket or two then he's considered to have done his job in a T/20.

link ellisstreet Joined: May 26, 2003
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1/10/17 11:35:32 AM 
Pollard’s cricket has not improved over the recent years because he has foolishly avoided RED ball cricket. Further his growing T20 reputation has resulted in additional pressure on him for consistent high performance production. And this pressure - mental, emotional and psychological – is seriously undermining his confidence. Unless he returns to RED ball cricket with a determination to improve his overall game Pollard would be discarded by T20 franchises around the world. His cricketing ability is going south.

link Ridge Joined: Jan 30, 2004
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1/10/17 12:03:57 PM 
These guys value are dropping every T20 series.
Soon no body will want them.

link Priapus Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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1/10/17 12:09:01 PM 
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But i thought T20 and ODI is white ball cricket. I didn't realize he was avoiding it. rolleyes

link ellisstreet Joined: May 26, 2003
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1/10/17 12:36:56 PM 
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My mistake .. corrected

link imusic Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/10/17 12:47:19 PM 
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In reply to mikesiva

Ponting had a good analysis of Pollard's problems in today's BBL match.

Generally, the Aussie pacers have been bowling short and into the body of all three - Pollard, Russell and Carlos. As a result, they haven't been able to make room to hit big. All the commentators have been saying that.

However, Ponting described how he'd been working with Pollard to try and address his problems. He pointed out that Pollard tends to close the face of the bat, pointing towards leg, which is okay if you're hitting towards leg, but leaves you with a lot more work if you're batting outside off. Ponting said Pollard is aware of this deficiency, and is trying to correct it, but while he's tapping the bat, his bottom hand subconsciously moves, and as a result ends up gripping the bat in a way that means he can't get much elevation on the offside most of the time when the pacer delivers a good ball just outside offstump. As a result, opposing captains have been positioning fielders are short mid-off to him.


Not new...but interesting how players are "worked out" in the game. You got to work on those deficienies while the opposition targets you. They'll only stop when you get it right. And then it's on to the next deficiency.

Happens to all players....batsmen, bowlers, wicketkeepers. In his case, it's up to Polly to make the adjustment

link Narper Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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1/10/17 1:08:05 PM 
Polly's main problem is his fitness level....and his fear of injury.
Polly 'looks' way too big these days...dem knees and ankles can't take it

link ellisstreet Joined: May 26, 2003
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1/10/17 2:53:47 PM 
KIERON POLLARD - 2016 - 2017 BBL STATS

ADELAIDE STRIKERS
Games played
6
Innings batted
6
Runs scored
76
Balls faced
60
Highest score
29
Strike rate
126.67
Minutes batted
123
Not out
0
Batting average
12.67
100s
0
50s
0
6s
2
4s
6

link cricketmad Joined: Mar 3, 2009
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1/10/17 4:18:03 PM 
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Polly done long time...

link openning Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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1/10/17 4:35:59 PM 
Philo Wallace a few weeks ago, commented on why these T20 players were not performing.
He stated that the guys are running from one league to another and not working on their game,Bad habits are hard to correct, if you not take time to work on them.
I am not aware of how much practice these guys put in, away from league games, but I am reminded by the number of hours pros in other sorts put in, to improve their deficiencies.

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 2, 2003
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1/10/17 5:14:48 PM 
Sooner or later they will value how important it was to be part of the Windies setup - if a did know will be their sing/song

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