The 33-year-old Narine reminded fans of his ancient past with his four-court run and impact hitting in the tie against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday.
Has taken 11 wickets in eight IPL games since the league’s resumption in the United Arab Emirates. He was out of ground against Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad and in a previous match against RCB, but took three wickets in the team’s two-wicket loss to Chennai Super Kings.
However, he has not played any international matches. Cricket since August 2019, forcing the defending champions of the West Indies to ignore him while announcing their team for the World Cup on fitness grounds.
ICC’s deadline to make changes to the roster ends on Friday.
“If I add my two cents or my words on how his non-inclusion came about, then it could spin, just like how he’s bowling on these Sharjah grounds, in all different directions,” Pollard told ESPNCricinfo.
“Let’s deal with the fifteen guys that we have here right now, which is more important, and see if we can join these guys and see if we can defend our title.
“I have no comment on it. Enough has been said about it. I think people have explained the reason for its non-inclusion at this time. For me personally, I know Sunil Narine as a friend first, rather than as an international cricketer. “. . We grew up playing cricket together. He is a world class cricketer. ”
Pollard, however, was eager to have the all-rounder Andre Russell on his team. The burly cricketer, who is not part of the WI team, has not played an IPL game since Sept. 26 due to injury.
Nothing can be said about Russell until he joins the West Indies countryside.
“Before we make assumptions about what it can or cannot do, we must first do our assessment as a team,” Pollard said.
“We have not had a chance to see him. We have received reports of what he has done. I would not want to try to say what he can or cannot do at this time.”
“He is a fundamental person for our team and we would love for him to be 100%, but we have to deal with what we have in front of us.”