'T20 cricket could burden Holder unnecessarily' - former Test batsman would not advocate recall for WI captain

By Sports Desk November 02, 2020

In a previous edition of this story comments attributed to former West Indies cricketer Roland Holder were, in fact ,made by former England batsman Roland Butcher. Sportsmax.TV unreservedly apologizes for the error and any inconvenience or unforeseen impact that may have resulted from it.

 

Former England batsman Roland Butcher does not believe West Indies Test cricket captain Jason Holder should be recalled to the T20 squad, despite several recent creditable performances in the format.

The all-rounder last represented the regional team in the shortest format of the game in India last year.  Since the resumption of cricket, however, the player has put in a few notable T20 performances.  In the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Holder was the Barbados Tridents' third-highest scorer with 192 runs in 10 matches and had a high score of 69.  He also made an impact with the ball after claiming 10 wickets, the second-most on the team.

Despite not being initially drafted to the Indian Premier League (IPL), Holder was called up to replace Mitchell Marsh by Sunrisers Hyderabad.  In three matches he has managed to claim six wickets so far.  Albeit being currently just outside of the playoff spots, the Sunrisers are still in contention with a handful of games to go.  The player has, however, not been included in the T20 squad to face New Zealand next month, which Butcher insists is the right call, at this point in time.

“I think Jason, based on his performance in the CPL, could have come in for some consideration, but again, I wouldn’t want to burden Jason, with all the different disciplines he has to play already,” Butcher told the Mason and Guest radio program.

“He’s doing well as Test captain.  He’s an integral part of the 50-over side as a player.  Why would you want to go and force T20 on him at this point in time? He’s one of our player’s that’s performing so why would we want to overload him so that he doesn’t perform.”

 

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