Ian Holland

Country: U.S.A.
Born: October 03, 1990, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Height: 1.83 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Ian Holland Bio

Ian Gabriel Holland is an American-born cricketer who has made a name for himself in the world of county cricket. Born in Wisconsin, United States, Holland’s cricket journey took an unconventional route, starting with an appearance on the Australian reality television show Cricket Superstar in 2012.

With former Australian captain Allan Border as the chief judge, Holland impressed the judges and emerged as the winner of the show among 14 other finalists. This victory earned him a rookie contract with Victoria, fast-tracking his career and opening doors for him in the Australian cricket system. Reflecting on his experience, Holland said, “I went into it without any expectations and came out with an opportunity. It was a chance to fast-track myself at that point in my career, and it got me a foot in the door of the Australian system. It was Allan Border’s involvement that gave it credibility for me.”

Despite his success on television, Holland’s opportunities with Victoria were limited. He made his only appearance in the Sheffield Shield in February 2016, contributing to Victoria’s seven-wicket victory over Tasmania. During this time, he also played for Fleetwood CC in the Northern League before catching the attention of Hampshire, where he was recommended by former England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas.

Opportunity finally came knocking for Holland in June 2017, when he made his Championship debut against Warwickshire. He showcased his skills in a floodlit Championship fixture later that month, taking four wickets at an economical rate. This performance marked a highly respectable opening season for Holland, with a batting average of 33 and a bowling average of 18 in the Championship. His impressive debut season saw him make appearances in all three formats of the game.

In his second season, Holland found himself in and out of the first-class side. However, his fortunes changed when new head coach Adi Birrell showed faith in him during the 2019 Championship campaign. Birrell gave Holland the opportunity to open the batting, a decision that proved to be a game-changer. In his first innings as an opener against Warwickshire, Holland scored a magnificent 143. He continued to impress throughout the season, delivering three more half-centuries as a top-order batsman.

In addition to his success at the county level, 2019 also marked Holland’s international debut. Utilizing his American passport, he represented the United States in international cricket, further expanding his cricketing horizons.

Ian Gabriel Holland’s journey as a cricketer has been a testament to his talent, determination, and perseverance. From his unconventional start on reality television to establishing himself as a valuable all-rounder in county cricket, Holland continues to make a mark in the cricketing world. With his skillset and commitment, there is no doubt that he will continue to excel and contribute to the sport in the future.

Ian Holland Career Stats

Ian Holland Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 6 3 1 47 39* 23.5 52 90.38 0 0 4 0 1 0
ODIs 15 14 0 368 75 26.28 475 77.47 0 2 27 3 6 0
FC 68 110 11 2584 146* 26.1 5799 44.55 4 12 316 6 35 0
List A 51 46 13 766 75 23.21 895 85.58 0 4 56 8 18 0
T20s 23 18 9 238 65 26.44 207 114.97 0 1 13 6 5 0

Ian Holland Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 6 6 138 89 10 2/3 2/3 8.9 3.86 13.8 0 0 0
ODIs 15 14 628 466 19 3/11 3/11 24.52 4.45 33 0 0 0
FC 68 99 6052 2741 93 6/60 7/77 29.47 2.71 65 2 1 0
List A 51 49 2156 1702 63 5/35 5/35 27.01 4.73 34.2 1 1 0
T20s 23 19 331 342 15 2/3 2/3 22.8 6.19 22 0 0 0

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