West Indies all-rounder Fabian Allen played a lone hand and almost helped the team take a lead in the ongoing T20I series against South Africa. Allen smashed 34 runs from 12 balls which included five sixes in the second T20I, and chipped in with two vital wickets of Temba Bavuma and Reeza Hendricks. The WI T20I Captain Kieron Pollard has acknowledged Allen’s all-round capabilities and hailed him as a talented cricketer.
Watch this video for his views: here
“Fabian did well with the ball in the first game, and then he showed what he can do with the bat in the second. As a cricketer, I think he’s a fantastic cricketer all round. He has the ability to go far places, and hence the reason why we want and we have him around the setup because we know what he can offer. And it was fantastic to see him, even though it was sort of far-fetched at the end, he going out and showing that you know what despite the situation, despite whatever, there’s always hope. So long may performance continue and I just hope that he continues to make use of all the opportunities you know that he gets. And it would only augur well, you know, for him in the future and for West Indies cricket as well. So, you know, all youngsters and everybody you know long may continue, but I think he’s a special talent,” said Pollard in a press interaction ahead of the third T20I.
Watch Fabian’s 5 sixes from the second T20I here.
The third T20I will take place at the National Cricket Stadium, St George’s, Grenada tonight on (Tuesday, 29th June 2021) at 11:30 PM IST. South Africa’s tour of the West Indies includes 2 concluded Tests and 5 ongoing T20Is, which will end on July 03. As FanCode is the new official broadcaster for West Indies cricket in India, the complete tour is exclusively live-streamed on the FanCode App and www.fancode.com.
The West Indies have continued with the same 13-man squad for the third T20I match against South Africa with the series currently tied at 1-1. The West Indies are defending World Champions in the format, with five members of the winning 2016 squad featuring in the current series.