Jason Holder Biography
Standing tall at 6 ft 7 in, Jason Holder is one of those young cricketers who has shown promise in the West Indian team of the current era.
He was born on 5 November 1991 in Barbados. He is a right arm medium fast bowler and a dependable batsman who bats lower down the order.
He is the current captain of the West Indies Test and ODI team.
He won the Lord Gavron award in 2009, an award given to an outstanding performer playing for Barbados Under-19.
He was an integral part in the West Indies campaign for the 2010 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand. He started the tournament with 2 wickets against Pakistan in the first Group D match.
His best performance came in the quarter-final against England when West Indies needed it the most.
After West Indies were dismissed cheaply for 166 runs, Holder knocked out the English team out with figures of 5-19. He finished the campaign as the highest wicket taker for his team in the tournament with 13 wickets.
Holder made his ODI debut against Australia on 1 February 2013 at Perth. That was a disappointing match for West Indies as they were bundled out for 70 runs. Holder did manage to take his first international wicket by dismissing Aaron Finch.
He made his T20I debut against West Indies in January 2014 where he ended up with 2 wickets under his sleeves.
After good performances in the shorter format, he made his Test debut in June 2014 against New Zealand. He picked up 2 wickets and scored a fifty in losing cause.
Rise to Glory
He made his mark with figures of 4-13 against Pakistan in July 2013. He scored a quickfire 19 runs off 9 balls to ensure a tie in the third match of the series.
In April 2015, he scored his maiden test century to ensure a draw against England.
His maiden 5-wicket haul in ODIs came against India on 2 June 2017 in a low-scoring match.
Holder became the youngest captain for West Indies in January 2015, just before the 2015 World Cup. He led a young West Indian team to the quarter finals before losing to New Zealand. He was appointed the test captain on 4 September 2015.
West Indies have lost a lot of matches under Holder’s captaincy but his efforts are praisable when the current condition of West Indian cricket is considered. He held the ships when the senior players were having disputes with the board.
Holder was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction in 2013. A year later, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought him for USD 125,000. He has taken 5 wickets and scored 38 runs in his IPL career till now.
Holder has proved expensive with his bowling on some occasions. He conceded 104 runs in the World Cup match against South Africa, getting the second worst bowling figures in the World Cups.