Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard

(flashback)LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Trinbago Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard gestures after getting the crucial wicket of Jamaica Tallawahs’ Glenn Phillips for 62 during their Hero Caribbean Premier League match at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica on Friday. Pollard scored 45 not out and dismissed Tallawahs’ top scorer as TKR won by 41 runs.

AFTER defending Hero Caribbean Premier League champions Trinbago Knight Riders extended their record-breaking run with another comprehensive victory Friday night, beating the Jamaica Tallawahs in Kingston, skipper Kieron Pollard has urged his players to maintain that focus and intensity as they travel to Basseterre to face the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on Tuesday.

Knight Riders (TKR) posted a T20 franchise cricket record of 267 for two before restricting the Tallawahs to 226 for five and win by 41 runs.

It was the fourth straight win for Pollard’s men this season and while the TKR skipper is happy to have that sort of momentum early in the competition, he wants to continue it throughout as the Trinidad and Tobago-based franchise hunts a hat-trick of CPL titles.

“Yes, it is (really good momentum for us),” said Pollard after the game.

“The challenge for us was coming on the road. We were comfortable at home in the first three games and I think we challenged the guys to come out with that same sort of intensity, and again we lost the toss, which is consistent from the captain, and I think the guys went out and played fantastically well,” he added.


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While former skipper Denesh Ramdin did not travel with the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force team for their third-round West Indies Championship four-day match against Guyana Jaguars, starting tomorrow, chairman of selectors Tony Gray said the wicket-keeper/batsman still has a big role to play in the team going forward.