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Somerset sign West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard
Pollard joins Cameron White and Murali Kartik in Somerset's T20 squad

Somerset have signed West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard for their 2010 Twenty20 campaign.

The 22-year-old hit an explosive 54 in 18 balls for Trinidad & Tobago in the T20 Champions League in India where Somerset were playing.

"Kieron showed himself to be the sort of player who can change a game in a very short period of time," said director of cricket Brian Rose.

"He played consistently well and produced some amazing shots."

Pollard has played in 15 one-day internationals and made Twenty20 appearances for the West Indies since making his debut in 2007.

He joins Australia all-rounder Cameron White and Indian spinner Murali Kartik at Somerset as three of the four overseas players allowed for the domestic Twenty20 competition.

Rose added: "With Kieron in the side along with the likes of Cameron, Marcus Trescothick, Craig Kieswetter and Peter Trego, we had better order a bigger supply of cricket balls."

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see also
Somerset's Trego eyes England cap
12 Jan 10 |  Somerset
White to make T20 Somerset return
07 Jan 10 |  Somerset
Spinner Kartik signs for Somerset
22 Sep 09 |  Somerset

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