Is Holder the second coming of Clive Lloyd?

By Ricardo Chambers & Donald Oliver July 14, 2020

Former West Indies fast bowler Tony Gray has compared the leadership style of current West Indies captain Jason Holder to Clive Lloyd.

Lloyd presided over the West Indies’ most successful era, winning 36 of his 74 Tests as captain between 1974 and 1985.

Holder is joint 3rd on the list of most successful West Indies captains with 11 wins and while his numbers are some way off from matching Lloyd’s, Gray believes there are similarities between the two.

He believes Holder’s usually calm demeanour on the field of play is one such similarity.

“I don’t want him to be animated on the field in an aggressive way but off the field, you need somebody to pull up players sometimes and he might not have that type of personality, that type of demeanour but remember Clive Lloyd didn’t”

Gray believes that Holder could be the second coming of Lloyd.

“You want somebody who is cool and calm on the field of play. You want somebody who is level headed and Jason Holder seems to be a very disciplined young man, very intelligent.”

Gray, who played 5 tests for the West Indies and secured 22 wickets at an average of 17.13 recapped the West Indies victory in the opening test against England with “The Commentators” Ricardo Chambers and Donald Oliver.

Key discussions centred on the non-inclusion of Rahkeem Cornwall, the performance of Jermaine Blackwood and the talent level of both the West Indies and England players.

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