Jason Holder

Country: West Indies
Born: November 05, 1991, Barbados
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Jason Holder Bio

Jason Omar Holder, the talented cricketer from West Indies, has made a name for himself as both a reliable batsman and a steady medium-pacer. Born in Barbados, Holder caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts at a young age and was seen as a future talent in the sport. His potential was further cemented when he was appointed as the ODI captain for the West Indies team in 2014 at the age of only 23.

Even though Holder was still establishing himself as a fast bowler and lower-middle order batsman, the selection panel led by former World Cup-winner Clive Lloyd had faith in his abilities. This trust was reinforced when he took over as the Test team captain less than a year later. Many renowned figures in the cricketing world, including Viv Richards, Brian Lara, and Tony Cozier, expressed their belief in Holder’s potential, praising him for his maturity and level-headedness.

Holder’s journey in cricket began with his selection for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand, where he emerged as his team’s leading wicket-taker with an impressive tally of 13 wickets. Notably, he received the prestigious Lord Gavron Award in 2009, further solidifying his reputation as a promising young player. He made his international debut for West Indies in Australia a few months later, after being called up to replace the injured Tino Best.

In 2014, Holder made his Test debut against New Zealand in Bridgetown, making an immediate impact by taking two wickets and contributing a resilient knock of 52 runs at number seven. Although he had initially been signed by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction of 2013, he was dropped from the team. However, in 2016, he was selected by the Kolkata Knight Riders, giving him another opportunity to showcase his skills in the esteemed tournament.

Beyond his promising cricketing abilities, Holder stands out for his physical stature as well. Standing at an impressive height of 6 feet and seven inches, he cuts a commanding figure on the field. Despite his towering presence, Holder is known for his soft-spoken nature, which initially raised questions about his ability to lead a team comprising older and more experienced players.

Holder proved his mettle as a leader when he scored his maiden Test century against England in April 2015. His defiant innings, lasting 214 minutes, saved the match for his team. During the 2015 World Cup, Holder captained West Indies to victory in three out of seven matches, showcasing his ability to lead under pressure. He was also a part of the squad that triumphed in the 2016 World T20, although he did not play in any of the games.

In the face of criticism and rumors surrounding his leadership, Holder has remained resolute. During a tour of Australia in 2015-16, reports emerged suggesting that his bowlers refused to bowl into the wind. However, Holder dismissed these claims on Twitter, asserting that his bowlers consistently gave their best effort whenever he called upon them.

Jason Omar Holder is undeniably a rising star in West Indies cricket. With his exceptional skills as a batsman and bowler, as well as his level-headedness and leadership qualities, he continues to be a vital asset for his team. As he carves a path towards further achievements, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the numerous successes that lie ahead for this talented player.

Jason Holder Career Stats

Jason Holder Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 64 113 18 2797 202* 29.44 5051 55.37 3 12 330 50 62 0
T20Is 60 42 12 429 38 14.3 349 122.92 0 0 24 24 25 0
ODIs 138 114 24 2237 99* 24.85 2479 90.23 0 12 160 69 65 0
FC 96 156 18 3536 202* 25.62 - - 3 14 - - 85 0
List A 196 161 31 3198 99* 24.6 - - 0 17 - - 84 0
T20s 241 178 49 2050 69 15.89 1619 126.62 0 2 133 116 114 0

Jason Holder Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 64 113 10693 4587 157 6/42 11/103 29.21 2.57 68.1 4 8 1
T20Is 60 57 1267 1778 63 5/27 5/27 28.22 8.41 20.1 2 1 0
ODIs 138 134 6402 5878 159 5/27 5/27 36.96 5.5 40.2 5 2 0
FC 96 168 14660 6412 238 6/42 11/103 26.94 2.62 61.5 6 11 1
List A 196 188 8898 7732 249 5/27 5/27 31.05 5.21 35.7 8 2 0
T20s 241 235 4923 6721 237 5/27 5/27 28.35 8.19 20.7 5 1 0

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