Jason Holder is the glue that has kept West Indies cricket fledgeling together in the past few years. The fastest West Indian to complete the double of 100 ODI wickets and 1,000 runs, Holder was West Indies’ leading wicket-taker in the 2010 U-19 World Cup in New Zealand. With the ability to be a hit the deck bowler with prodigious bounce and a handy lower-order batsman down the order, Holder made his ODI debut against Australia in 2013 and then a year later his Test debut against the Kiwis.
After senior players backed out of the West Indian squad following their tussle with the WICB, Holder was handed over the captaincy in all formats of the game. His first real success as skipper came last year when the Windies surprised themselves in chasing down a record 322 at Headingly.
As a bowler, Holder seemed to have come into his own in 2018. In the 2018 West Indian home season, Holder racked up 28 wickets in five Test matches at an average of 12 with three five-wicket hauls.
Jason Omar Holder
West Indian Cricketer (All-rounder)
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June 26, 2014, vs New Zealand, Barbados
February 1, 2013, vs Australia, Perth
January 15, 2014, vs New Zealand, Wellington
#98 (West Indies), #98 (IPL)
West Indies, Barbados Tridents, Quetta Gladiators
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Holder was the highest wicket-taker (13) for the West Indies in the 2010 U-19 World Cup.
At 23 years, 72 days, Jason Holder is the youngest ever West Indian captain.
In March 2018, Holder became the fastest West Indian cricketer in terms of matches, to complete a double of 1,000 runs and 100 ODI wickets. Holder achieved the feat in 74 ODIs.
Lesser Known Facts
In the 2015 World Cup, Holder registered an unwanted record in his name after he was swatted for 104 runs in 10 overs at the SCG courtsey AB de Villiers. Holder ranks at number 02 in terms of most number of runs conceded in an ODI.
A couple of days into his ODI debut, Holder was signed up by the Chennai Super Kings for a base price of $200,00.
Holder won the prestigious Lord Gavron Award in 2009, an award given to a Barbados U-19 cricketer who has been outsatnding on the playing field.