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Twitter Reacts As Kieron Pollard Becomes England's New Assistant Coach Ahead Of T20 World Cup 2024

image-lqkdq6ahKieron Pollard (Twitter)

On December 24, the English & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) formally announced the appointment of Kieron Pollard as an assistant coach of the English team in the upcoming World T20 World Cup. The former West Indian limited-overs captain is all set to join the English camp to fulfill his coaching responsibilities ahead of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Before his international retirement in April 2022, Pollard had achieved significant success in the shortest format of the game. Pollard was a part of the West Indies squad that triumphed in the 2012 T20 World Cup final by resoundingly beating the hosts Sri Lanka. Moreover, Pollard has also remained an integral player for the Mumbai Indians (MI), a franchise that has won 5 titles under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. In addition, Pollard has led the West Indies in 63 T20Is, accumulated 1,569 runs, and grabbed 42 wickets.

The English think tank would be looking forward to leveraging his experience to full effect which would enable the 2022 defending champions to pave the way for a glorious run. In the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, the English side achieved a lot of success emerging as champions with a five-wicket win over Pakistan in the final.

Numerous users expressed their thoughts on social media in response to the appointment. Here are a few noteworthy responses:

Here's how people reacted:

In recent times however, the current English side has so far struggled to be at their destructive best. The 2019 defending champions endured a disastrous run in the recently concluded World Cup edition where they were virtually blown away by every single opposition.

Besides, the results didn’t go their way in the limited-overs series against West Indies either where they lost the ODI and T20I series by a margin of 2-1 & 3-2 respectively. It remains to be seen whether the appointment of Pollard can result in the development of any positive outcome for the wounded English side.