Player Profile

Jason Holder
West Indies
Born November 05, 1991 ( 28 Yrs )
Birth Place Barbados
Known As
Player Role Bowling Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm fast-medium

Career Information - Teams

West Indies, West Indies A, Chennai Super Kings, Barbados Tridents, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Quetta Gladiators, Kolkata Knight Riders, Comilla Victorians, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, UWI Vice Chancellors XI, Northamptonshire, WI Holder XI

ICC Rankings

All Rounder


Tall and lanky at 6' 7'', Jason Holder is the man chosen to lead Windies out of the never-ending mire. He's still at the helm, his latest task being that of securing his side a place in the 2019 World Cup, let alone do well in that.

Holder won the prestigious Lord Gavron Award in 2009, which is given to a Barbados Under-19 cricketer who's been outstanding on the playing field. A right-arm medium-fast bowler hailing from Barbados, Holder has grown as learnt as a captain and player on the go, exhibiting an ever-improving temperament and progress in technical and tactical awareness. He is a also a handy batsman, lower down the order.

Holder was a part of the 2010 Under-19 World Cup squad in New Zealand and was West Indies' leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets. Later in 2012, he was a part of the West Indies ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour, replacing an injured Tino Best. However, he made his international debut only a year later in 2013 against Australia. His exploits in the ODIs and T20Is impressed Chennai Super Kings, who signed him during the 2013 auction for his base price of USD 20,000. The following year, he was thrown into the auction pool, where Hyderabad purchased him for USD 125,000.

Holder, whose USP is to hit the deck hard and extract extra bounce, then became a regular feature in the West Indian ODI attack. He made his Test debut against New Zealand in the third Test of the home series. Though he only managed to pick up two wickets, he contributed with the bat by scoring a fifty in a losing cause. He remained on the sidelines for the subsequent two-match series against Bangladesh.

When the players backed out of the India tour in 2014, citing trouble with payment issues, the board axed Dwayne Bravo from the skipper's role and handed it to Holder. His first real assignment came in the away series against South Africa, where his captaincy came under scanner for allowing the hosts to put up 439 in the second game at Wanderers. Nonetheless, West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd felt that Holder was the best man to lead the Caribbean side during the 2015 World Cup and he continues to do so.

Although Holder copped severe criticism for his captaincy, the selectors continued to give him the confidence which worked wonders when the Windies toured England in 2017. Chasing a record 322 runs at Leeds, the Caribbean side surprised themselves with a stunning victory riding on significant contributions from Shai Hope and Kraigg Brathwaite. During the post-match presentations, Hope admitted that Holder reminded him of the feeling of claiming a hundred and cited that as one of the main reasons behind his dogged determination. That win at Leeds was also Windies first Test win in England in 17 years. The Windies eventually lost the series 2-1, but not before giving England a run for their money. Holder, the bowler, excelled leaps and bounds in that series which can be termed as the zenith of his captaincy career.


TEST debut vs New Zealand at Kensington Oval, Jun 26, 2014
Last TEST vs Afghanistan at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Nov 27, 2019
ODI debut vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Feb 01, 2013
Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Mar 01, 2020
T20 debut vs New Zealand at Sky Stadium, Jan 15, 2014
Last T20 vs India at Wankhede Stadium, Dec 11, 2019
IPL debut vs Rajasthan Royals at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Apr 22, 2013
Last IPL vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Arun Jaitley Stadium, May 25, 2016

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 113 92 19 1821 99 24.95 1931 94.3 0 0 9 130 58
T20 17 11 2 111 26 12.33 84 132.14 0 0 0 10 4
Test 41 70 11 1903 202 32.25 3192 59.62 3 1 8 223 33
IPL 11 5 0 38 16 7.6 31 122.58 0 0 0 4 2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 113 111 5347 4948 136 27/5 27/5 5.55 36.38 39.32 2 0
T20 17 17 373 524 13 23/2 23/2 8.43 40.31 28.69 0 0
Test 41 71 6781 2881 113 42/6 103/11 2.55 25.50 60.01 7 1
IPL 11 11 216 306 5 20/2 20/2 8.5 61.2 43.2 0 0