Somerset have high hopes that big hitting all rounder Kieron Pollard, who played a major part in the team’s success in this year’s Twenty20, will return to the County Ground for the 2011 campaign.
Head coach Andy Hurry is optimistic that the Trinidadian will return because he feels that Pollard, who scored 354 runs at an average of just over 32 and captured 29 wickets at an average 15.10 for Somerset, never fulfilled his potential.
Hurry said: “Kieron made a huge impact on our Twenty20 season in 2010 both on and off the field and he has unfinished business here.
“Having seen us through to the final he was heartbroken that he couldn’t play his part in the latter stages because he got injured and felt that he had let the boys down, so he feels he has a point to prove.
We are very optimistic about getting him back here for the 2011 Twenty20 campaign.”
Somerset skipper Marcus Trescothick said: “We would love to have him back because he is such a high performance player and can turn a game.
“The first time he played for us he hit 80 odd at Lord’s and there are other aspects of his game as well, his fielding and his bowling and his ability to hit the ball out of the ground. We didn’t see the best of him at Taunton which was a shame for the home supporters.
“He was also good to have around in the changing room so it would be great if we could get him back here again for the 2011 Twenty20.”
Somerset, who will be taking part in the CaribbeanT20 in January could find themselves playing against Pollard, if both Trinidad and Tobago and the Cidermen win their groups.