Kieron Pollard, the tall, big Trinidadian allrounder, has become perhaps the most sought-after commodity alongside Chris Gayle on the Twenty20 circuit.
With broad shoulders and a punishing blade, he has set the world alight in the shortest form of the game with scintillating performances, primarily his amazing six-hitting ability. It is such talent that has made him an asset to the West Indies in the limited-overs forms of the game.
Pollard made his debut at the 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean but played just one match without success before having a low-key stint marked by lack of runs.
Pollard had to wait 19 matches before registering his first half-century, 62 against Australia in Brisbane, and went another full year before his his second, against the Netherlands during the 2011 World Cup.
He finally came of age, however, when he stroked his maiden international hundred against India in Chennai in December 2011 to go past 1000 runs in one-day cricket and complemented this with another triple figure score against the touring Australians in early 2012.
Pollard has never played Test cricket but two blazing centuries in his three first-class matches as a 20-year-old back in 2007 suggest that he could don the whites pretty soon.