Chemar Holder overview

Chemar Holder is a right-arm fast bowler from Barbados. He was born on 3rd March 1998. The 22-year old fast bowler is being called the future of West Indies fast bowling that dominated the world of cricket for decades through the impeccable performances of some legendary fast bowlers like Wes Hall, Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Malcolm Marshal, Joel Garner, Colin Croft, Courtney Walsh and Curtly Ambrose. Chemar is nicknamed 'Ambi'. He has admitted that his nickname has been derived from his idol Curtly Ambrose and his almost similar bowling action.

The fast bowler has a passion for the game when he was 13 years old and he has mentioned that his parents, as well as uncles, have been pouring continuous inspiration on him so that he can establish himself as a renowned cricketer. Chemar also gave credit to the current fast bowlers of the West Indies senior side, Kemar Roch, Shanon Gabriel, and Jason Holder for their advice to improve the game.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 1 2 2 21 13 0.0 37 56.76 0 0 0 3 0
ODI 1 2 2 21 13 0.0 37 56.76 0 0 0 3 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 1 1 156 110 2 2/110 2/110 4.23 55.0 78.0 0 0
ODI 1 1 18 26 0 0/26 0/26 8.67 0.0 0.0 0 0
T20 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

Chemar Holder represented Combined Campuses and Colleges in West Indian domestic cricket. He had his debut in 'List A' cricket for the team in 2016 against the Leeward Islands in the Regional Super50 championship. He had impressed in his maiden appearance, capturing 1 wicket at the cost of 20 runs from 4 overs. He was only 17 years old at that time. Chemar Holder drew the attention of his country's cricket fraternity in 2019-20 when he finished the season, scalping 36 wickets at 18.91 to lay his name in the second-highest wicket-taker's list in West Indies Championship as his Barbados clinched the title that season. Chemar was noticed for another key reason in that West Indies championship as after many years one domestic championship saw the domination of a real fast bowler as the spinners were having the control in acquiring maximum wickets on the pitches in the championship. Then Chemar's another landmark performance was in the under-19 World Cup final against India in 2016 as the pacer earned the figure of 1 wicket for 20 runs in his 10 overs. West Indies registered a memorable victory against India. He also received the rewards of this performance. He was selected in the West Indies 'A' squad in 2018. That was his debut with 'A' side and he did not disappoint the selectors. He executed another eye-catching show in the following season in domestic cricket, capturing 15 wickets in unofficial Tests at home against India ‘A’. In first-class cricket, Chemar has earned a striking statistics of 81 wickets from his 21 matches so far at an economy rate of 3.51. His best bowling in first-class cricket so far is 6 wickets for 47 runs.

ODI Career

NA

Test career

Chemar Holder was named in the senior West Indies side for its tour to England in July 2020. But the pacer could get into the first eleven in none of the three Tests West Indies played against England. West Indies lost the Test series 1-2. Chemar finally had the opportunity to debut in the Test after four months, in December 2020 against New Zealand. The Kiwis won the 2nd Test by an innings and 12 runs against West Indies at Wellington that ended on Monday. In the first innings Chemar bowled 26 overs and bagged 2 wickets giving away 110 runs at an economy rate of 4.23.

IPL career

NA

T20 Career

Chemar Holder who has not yet participated in One-Day International (ODI), has not taken part in Twenty20 International matches. But he has participated in T20 matches in the Caribbean Premier League. He made his debut in the T20 format in 2018, donning Barbados Tridents shirts while in July 2020 Chemar Holder has signed a contract with St. Lucia Zouks to take part in the Caribbean Premier T20 league. He has bagged 6 wickets from 7 T20 matches so far.

ICC Trophies

NA

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