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Jason Holder eager to break free of ‘Test specialist’ moniker

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07 May 2020 13:16 - 07 May 2020 13:17 #381842 by chairman
Jason Holder has expressed his desire to keep expanding in limited-overs cricket although he is viewed as a Test specialist. Holder, captain of the West Indies Test side, was replaced by Kieron Pollard as their ODI and T20I skipper following a disastrous performance at the World Cup, and even though the all-rounder is grappling match form, the 28-year-old is hopeful of reclaiming his lost spark.

“I don’t want to just segregate myself and pigeon-hole myself to one particular format. Yes I’m the captain for the

Test team but as I’ve crossed formats for a number of years, I think my sole focus has been on West Indies cricket, ideally in all three formats not only in Test cricket,” Holder told windiescricket.com.

Holder has led West Indies in successive World Cups – 2015 and 2019 but with the team performing well under Pollard, Holder may have to wait a little longer. Since the World Cup, Holder has scored just 50 runs from six games and claimed just seven wickets from 10 games at an average of 68.85 and strike rate of 75.4. With such numbers, Holder may struggle to grab a permanent spot in the West Indies’ limited-overs set-up, especially now that their batting runs deep, something that was summed up by all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.

“I love the leadership role; the leadership role for me is one where it makes me focus and drives me in a way where my performances definitely have to lead by example and I definitely have to practice what I preach. 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,” Holder stated further.

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19 May 2020 12:22 #382051 by chairman
Have WIndies cricket failed to manage Andre Russell effectively?

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19 May 2020 12:22 #382052 by chairman
Or is he just a limited overs star?

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