From the big pool of obtainable gamers, 14 West Indians had been chosen to affix Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, who had been retained by their respective franchises forward of the public sale, making up the biggest variety of overseas gamers within the IPL, from any territory outdoors of India.
“That is (IPL auction) is finished and dusted and it is again to Worldwide cricket. When the IPL comes they’ll cope with that. It is about representing the West Indies and placing your finest foot ahead now,” the Windies skipper mentioned in a digital media interplay on the eve of their three-match T20I sequence right here.
West Indies wicketkeeper-batter and vice-captain Nicholas Pooran, who has been woefully out of shape, fetched the very best bid amongst his teammates when he was picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10.75 crore within the IPL mega public sale on Sunday.
Requested if the gamers will look to justify their hefty pay days by showcasing their abilities within the sequence, Pollard mentioned: “I’d not say that. Each time they get a chance to symbolize their Worldwide group, they need to do effectively.
“These guys would have been chosen within the IPL. Each time you step on a cricket discipline, you’re anticipated to do effectively.”
West Indies had been blanked 0-3 within the ODI sequence and Pollard hoped his group would make amends within the upcoming T20I sequence.
“Guys who haven’t been right here earlier than would have gotten some expertise of the circumstances developing in opposition to a effectively drilled Indian group. For us it is about bettering on a regular basis. We will positively enhance on that,” he mentioned.
Pollard mentioned they’d take confidence from their thrilling 3-2 win over England at residence of their final T20I sequence.
“For us it is about consistency. We had an excellent sequence in opposition to England. We faltered a few instances within the again finish of the innings. However we confirmed that there is one thing inside these guys and there is a perception to do effectively,” he mentioned.
“We’re very assured. We’ve been capable of come out on high in opposition to England, it’s going to give us that additional confidence in opposition to India.
“The fellows could be trying ahead to attain runs on these kinds of surfaces the place it is conducive for stroke making. We’re trying ahead to it and the fellows are quietly assured.”
Pollard had missed the final two ODIs with a troubled knee however the skipper mentioned he is raring to go for the T20I sequence.
“Issues have improved for me. It was one of many knees . and the rigours of the 50-over recreation was very very troublesome. As we stand proper now all of us can be found for choice,” he mentioned.
Giving his tackle the wicket, Pollard mentioned: “It appears to be like an excellent cricketing wicket. Clearly, there’s one thing in it for the bowlers. There’s nonetheless some chill within the air and with dew across the ball it ought to have the ability to slide onto the bat.”
He, nevertheless, didn’t appear too involved concerning the dew.
“The dew can be for each the groups so we’ll see what occurs and who can deal with the dew effectively.”