Friday 4 December, 2020

"We used our experience," says Pollard after 2020 CPL win

Kieron Pollard celebrates after taking a wicket during his 4/30 in the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League final against the St Lucia Zouks on 10th September 2020 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba. (Photo by Randy Brooks - CPLT20/Getty Images)

Kieron Pollard celebrates after taking a wicket during his 4/30 in the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League final against the St Lucia Zouks on 10th September 2020 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba. (Photo by Randy Brooks - CPLT20/Getty Images)

Trinbgo Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard said his team's experience showed during the 2020 Hero Caribbean Premier League final on Thursday at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.

The Knight Riders completed an eight-wicket victory over the St Lucia Zouks in the final to take their fourth title and third in four seasons.

Pollard, who took 4/30 in the finals and hit a match winning 72 in a win over the Barbados Tridents, described the feeling as "fantastic" and thanked his team for their effort.

"Thanks to my team, they came out each and everytime and performed. This one is more special for me," said Pollard.


The TKR skipper said he improved his game in several areas he needed to improve.

"I take it upon myself, I had to work on some things, had to improve my game from things that were missing in the last year and a half. And the results have been incredible," Pollard said.

Pollard said his team worked really hard to win the title after the disappointment of losing to the Barbados Tridents in the semi-finals in 2019.

"When we sat in the dressing room last year you could have seen the disappointment (after losing in the semifinals). We had rigorous conversations. And the mentality the guys came through even before the camp, this was destined to happen. They always wanted to improve every game. Total, total team effort," said Pollard.

He added, "We knew they (Zouks) were going to come hard, they had a lot of confidence from the semi-final. But that's where we used our experience."

The Trinbago Knight Riders are the first team to complete an unbeaten season in the eight-year history of the Hero Caribbean Premier League.

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