IPL auction is over, now players will take the lead against India, why did Pollard say this?

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Kolkata: His players may have earned a lot of money in the IPL auction but West Indies captain Kieron Pollard said here on Tuesday that now is the time to focus on international cricket as his team wants to win the T20 series against India. There was a lot of bidding on the players of West Indies (). A total of 14 Caribbean players were selected while Pollard, Sunil Narine and Andre Russell were already ‘retained’ by their franchise teams. Pollard said on the eve of the first T20 match against India, ‘That (IPL auction) is over and now it is time for international cricket. When IPL happens they will focus on that but we have to focus on representing West Indies and do our best. Despite being in poor form, West Indies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for Rs 10.75 crore. He was sold at the heaviest price among West Indies players. Asked if the players would try to justify their big bucks by doing well in this series, Pollard said, “I wouldn’t say that.” Whenever he gets a chance to represent his international team, he wants to do well.

[Attribution to NBT]

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