Jason Holder overview

Jason Omar Holder was born in Bridgetown, Barbados on 5th November 1991. He is a Barbadian cricketer who is also the current captain of the West Indies Test team. Holder played in his 100th ODI match for the West Indies, during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In January 2019, Holder was ranked as the number one all-rounder in the world according to the official ICC Test rankings. Cricket West Indies named him as the Test Player of the Year in August 2019.

The tall and lanky pacer was chosen by the West Indies cricket team as their test captain at a point when most of the senior players opted out of the team due to a major contract disputes with the cricket board. Holder became the youngest lead the West Indies team in January 2015, months before the 2015 World Cup. Holder was given the responsibility to lead a young West Indian unit to the quarter finals before losing to New Zealand. Following that performance, He was appointed the test captain on 4 September 2015.

Holder’s best performance came can be traced back to the quarter-final against England where West Indies needed him the most. Holder knocked out the English team out with figures of 5-19 after Windies were dismissed for a low score of 166 runs. He finished the tournament as the highest wicket taker for his team with 13 wickets.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 43 75 12 2012 202 31.94 3397 59.23 3 1 8 237 34
ODI 113 92 19 1821 99 24.95 1931 94.3 0 0 9 130 58
T20 17 11 2 111 26 12.33 84 132.14 0 0 0 10 4
IPL 11 5 0 38 16 7.6 31 122.58 0 0 0 4 2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 43 75 7212 3097 116 6/42 11/103 2.58 26.7 62.17 7 1
ODI 113 111 5347 4948 136 5/27 5/27 5.55 36.38 39.32 2 0
T20 17 17 373 524 13 2/23 2/23 8.43 40.31 28.69 0 0
IPL 11 11 216 306 5 2/20 2/20 8.5 61.2 43.2 0 0

Early signs

Holder was part of the West Indies team for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He gave a good start to the tournament with 2 quick wickets against Pakistan in the first Group D match. He won the Lord Gavron award in 2009, an award given to an outstanding performer playing for Barbados Under-19.

ODI Career

Holder made his debut in One-day Internationals against Australia on February 1st, 2013 at the WACA ground. In July 2013, West Indies were playing the first match of a series against Pakistan, and Holder delivered with excellent figures of 4/13, which was then overshadowed by Shahid Afridi’s seven-wicket haul later in the match. In the third ODI of the same series, Holder smashed 19 runs off 9 balls to help his team to a tie.Till date he has played in 113 matches and scored 1821 runs.

Test career

Holder got his test cap against New Zealand on 26th June 2014 at Kensington Oval. Holder has played 43 matches till date and has scored 2012 runs at a strike rate of 59.23. He has three test hundreds to his name, one double hundred and 8 fifties. Holder also has 116 test wickets in his bag and has an impressive economy rate of 2.58, he has 7 five-wicket hauls and 1 ten-wicket haul to add up. Overall, he has been a consistent performer both with the bat and the ball.

IPL career

Just a couple days after his international debut in 2013, he was picked by the CSK - Chennai in the IPL auction for $20,000. He was then picked by SRH - Hyderabad in 2014. In 2016, he moved to the KKR - Kolkata Team and scored 22 runs and took 2 wickets in the four matches he played that year.

ICC Trophies

Jason Holder has stood as pillar for the West Indies Team like the Captain of a sinking ship. He was the youngest West Indian player to be capped as Captain at the age of 23 years and 72 days, which by far is commendable given the situation of the team in absence of Senior players in the team.

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