CM – Was shocked to be removed by the West Indies captain: Pacer Jason Holder


The 29-year-old Holder, who is one of the game’s leading all-rounders with a test stroke average of 33.13 and a bowling return of 27.41, has been the captain of the West Indies in 37 tests since he was taken over in 2015.

Published: June 09, 2021 7:39 PM |

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GOS ISLET (ST LUCIA): Jason Holder has revealed that he was in shock when he was released from the West India Test captaincy, saying that he is now more focused on his game as well wants to be a soundboard for teenagers looking for guidance.

Holder, 29, who is one of the game’s leading all-rounders with a test shot average of 33.13 and a bowling return of 27.41, has been since he was acquired in 2015 in 37 Tests captain of the West Indies with 11 wins, five draws and 21 losses. After 47 tests, Holder has 123 wickets and 1st place in the ICC ranking for test all-rounders.

« Yes, it was difficult. I probably won’t show it, but it was difficult. In the last five to For six years I was captain of the West Indies, be it test match cricket or one-day cricket. So now that I’ve been freed from both captains, it’s been a strange transition for me personally, « ESPNcricinfo quoted Holder a few days before the start of the first West Indies tests against South Africa in St. Lucia.

Kraigg Brathwaite replaced Holder after leading the Caribbean team to a 2-0 win in Bangladesh. Roger Harper, the chief selection officer, has stated that Brathwaite’s role in the Bangladesh tour, which saw the West Indies being first-choice without a number of players, was key in making the change.

Earlier on Tuesday, the selection panel named by Cricket West Indies (CWI) the 13-member West Indian men’s squad for the first test against South Africa, which begins this Thursday.

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