West Indies all rounder Jason Holder has expressed his ambitions of being all all format all rounder. The current Test skipper of the West Indies said that while he enjoys the role of leading his side in the longest format, he doesn’t want to be “pigeonholed” in just one format and is determined to make a name for himself in all the three forms. Though Test cricket is where he has managed to make his mark, Holder still thinks his skills and knowledge can be helpful in the white ball versions of the game.
Interviewed by windiescricket.com, Holder, who has been leading his side for the last 5 years in Test Cricket, said, “Yes, I’m captain of the West Indies Test side and that’s obviously where the leadership side of me lies, but I think my contribution solely is to West Indies cricket. I think West Indies cricket is so diverse in many different ways and for us as players, we’ve got to understand each and everyone of us has a part to play in this whole puzzle.”
“I don’t want to just segregate myself and pigeonhole myself to one particular format.”
Holder further added, “I think West Indies cricket is so diverse in many different ways and for us as players, we’ve got to understand each and every one of us has a part to play in this whole puzzle.”
The 28 year old is ranked number one in the international Test all rounders’ list for over a year now. Until last September, Holder also captained the One Day side, having led the unit since 2014. After a dismal World Cup in England last July and another series defeat to India the following month, Holder was relieved of responsibility for the One Day side. He finished with leading the side in 86 One Day Internationals, including two World Cups, winning only 24 matches and losing 54. He has averaged close to 28 with the bat, and taken 101 of his 136 one day wickets as skipper with the ball in hand.