Holder believes he’s just as good at the T20 game, eyes World T20 spot

By October 28, 2019
Jason Holder Jason Holder

West Indies Test captain, Jason Holder, believes the time is ripe for him to make his mark in the shortest form of the game he has risen to the top of in its more traditional form.

Holder, who is ranked the number-one Test all-rounder in the world has often been sidelined when it comes to T20 Internationals and has made just 11 appearances for the West Indies in the last five years.

Holder was picked in the West Indies squad to face Afghanistan recently ahead of the team’s former captain, Carlos Brathwaite.

Feels great to be back in the T20 side and to be playing in all three formats for the West Indies again,” said the West Indies Test captain.

Holder’s pick came after he successfully captained the Barbados Tridents to a second Hero Caribbean Premier League title, and turned up as one of the tournament’s best pace bowlers.

Holder ended with 14 wickets in his 12 games, averaged 23.1 at an economy of 7.2 with a strike rate of 19.3. His best figures were 2-21, which is quite handy for an allrounder.

“It was great to win the CPL with the Tridents and I did quite well, so happy to be back for West Indies. We are gearing towards the T20 World Cup coming up in just under a year, and I want to be a part of that. I want to play a significant part. I was part of the set-up three years ago when we won in India and that was a wonderful feeling,” said Holder.

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