West India T20I captain Kieran Pollard expects a wagon Sunil Narine to return to action after regaining confidence following a warning of suspicious activity in last year’s Indian Premier League (IPL).
Kolkata spinner Knight Riders (KKR) was reported for suspicious bowling after a match against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi.
Although Narine was placed on the warning list by the IPL Suspected Bowling Action Committee, he was subsequently released and also played four games in the suspended IPL 2021 season.
Narine, who has not played for the West Indies since August 2019, is not on the T20I national team, which started a five-match streak against South Africa with eight wins on Saturday.
“He (Narine) had indicated to the breeders that he may have been available after the IPL. The IPL was then cut in half, so he may not have received the necessary training or confidence in his actions, so he indicated that he was not yet ready. We will listen to him as we continue, “Pollard told ESPNcricinfo.
Narine has been under the suspect for scan since 2014.
Narine could have played a decisive role in the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in India or the UAE, but now the team can do without it.
Regarding the preparation of the West Indies for the ICC T20 World Cup against the background of the loss of two tests from South Africa in St. Lucia recently, Pollard said: “Our results in the ICC tournaments are good and I would not like to change that. it’s just that when it comes to these types of (two-sided) series, it’s about the placement of the boys or not. In the World Cups we tend to play, to play who we want to play. “