Jason Holder World Cup preparation hits high gear with Northamptonshire dominance

By April 22, 2019
Windies skipper Jason Holder on the go for Northamptonshire. Windies skipper Jason Holder on the go for Northamptonshire.

Windies skipper Jason Holder’s preparation for the ICC World Cup in England at the end of May could be hitting high gear after the all-rounder took a liking to English conditions. 

Playing for Northamptonshire in the Royal London Cup, Holder slammed 60 not out from 31 balls to help his side to 358 for six before taking three for 26 when he returned to help bowl out Warwickshire for just 164.

Holder, arriving at the crease with the score at 252-5 in the 40th over, helped add 106 from the final 10 overs.

Holder has not been great with the ball for Northamptonshire, with figures of 2-62, his best before Sunday’s performance.

Holder accounts more bounce in the pitch as the reason for the good bowling performance.

"The pitch had good carry and bounce and we exploited that really well. Blessing was outstanding with the new ball, he set the tone and everyone followed on nicely," he said.

He has been a little better with the bat though, scoring 30 and 86 in his last two innings.

"It was a very good team performance, everyone pulled their weight," Holder said.

"We had a disappointing performance in Derby [a 53-run loss] so it's great to see the guys bounce back. The platform was laid with the bat and it was a great effort to score 350.”

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