England makes Kieron Pollard in-charge as assistant coach for the T20I World Cup 2024

England has enlisted the services of former West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard in their coaching lineup as they gear up to defend their title at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on December 24 that Pollard will serve as an assistant coach during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA. A seasoned globetrotter in franchise league cricket, Pollard brings a wealth of experience from over 600 games in the shortest format.


Having played 101 T20 Internationals for West Indies, the 36-year-old amassed 1569 runs at an impressive strike rate of 135.14, complemented by 42 wickets. Notably, he was a pivotal part of the 2012 West Indies squad that secured victory in the T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka.

Marking his debut as an international coach, Pollard retired from all formats of the game in April 2022. However, he already holds coaching credentials, currently serving as the batting coach for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the 2023 edition.

Pollard’s inclusion is aimed at leveraging his expertise on the local conditions in the Caribbean Islands, providing valuable insights to the England squad. The move follows England’s recent tour of the Caribbean, where they faced a thrilling series against the hosts, ultimately succumbing to a 3-2 defeat.