Jason Omar Holder (born 5 November 1991) is a former West Indies cricket captain and a Barbadian cricketer. Holder debuted in the One Day International (ODI) format in January 2013 and in the Test format in June 2014. Holder participated in his 100th One-Day International (ODI) match for the West Indies during the 2019 Cricket World Cup in June 2019. According to the official ICC Test rankings, he was ranked as the world’s number one all-rounder in January 2019. Cricket West Indies awarded him Test Player of the Year in August 2019.
Jason Holder, 6′ 7″ tall and lanky, has been appointed to lead Windies out of the never-ending quagmire. He’s still in charge, with his most recent challenge having to get his team to the 2019 World Cup, let alone do well in it.
Holder received the coveted Lord Gavron Award in 2009, which is presented to a Barbados Under-19 cricketer who has excelled on the field. Holder, a right-arm medium-fast bowler from Barbados, has matured as a captain and player on the move, displaying an ever-improving temperament and improvement in technical and tactical understanding. Lower down the order, he is also a useful batsman. Holder was a member of the West Indies U-19 World Cup team in 2010 and was the team’s highest wicket-taker.
Later that year, he was named to the West Indies ODI team for the Bangladesh trip, filling in for an injured Tino Best. However, he did not make his international debut until a year later, against Australia, in 2013. His performances in ODIs and T20Is wowed Chennai Super Kings, who signed him for a base fee of USD 20,000 at the 2013 auction. The next year, he was placed in the auction pool, where he was acquired by Hyderabad for USD 125,000.
Holder, whose specialty is hitting the pitch hard and extracting additional bounce, then established himself as a fixture in the West Indian ODI assault. In the third Test of the home series, he made his Test debut against New Zealand. Despite only taking two wickets, he helped with the bat by hitting a fifty in a losing cause. He did not play in the ensuing two-match series versus Bangladesh.When the players dropped out of the India trip in 2014, claiming money difficulties, the board relieved Dwayne Bravo of the captaincy and gave it to Holder.
His first major test came in the away series against South Africa, where his leadership was called into question for enabling the hosts to score 439 points in the second game at Wanderers. Nonetheless, West Indies chief selector Clive Lloyd believed Holder was the ideal guy to manage the Caribbean team during the 2015 World Cup, and he still believes so.
Jason Holder Bio
Full Name: Jason Omar Holder
Born: 5 November 1991
Birthplace: Bridgetown, Barbados
Education Qualifications: NA
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Jason Holder Career Information
Jason Holder, at the age of 23 years and 72 days, is the youngest West Indies captain in history. Holder became the quickest West Indian cricketer in terms of matches to accomplish a double of 1,000 runs and 100 ODI wickets in March 2018. Holder accomplished this feat in 74 One-Day Internationals. Holder set an unfavorable record in the 2015 World Cup when he was bowled out for 104 runs in 10 overs at the SCG by AB de Villiers.
Holder is ranked second in terms of most runs surrendered in an ODI. Holder was recruited by the Chennai Super Kings for a base fee of $200,000 just a few days after making his ODI debut. Holder received the renowned Lord Gavron Award in 2009, which is granted to a Barbados U-19 cricketer who has excelled on the field.
The majority of Jason Holder’s fortune stems from his success as a cricketer. Jason Holder’s net worth at the age of 29 is $100,000 – $1M.
Jason Holder Wife/Girlfriend
Jason Holder’s ladylove Christina is not just a devoted girlfriend, but she has also shown to be the most ardent mental supporter of West Indian bowler Jason Holder. Christina is majoring in psychology and intends to continue her education and work in the same profession in the future. For a man so young to become the captain of a cricket team, he surely needed a lot of encouragement and support, and as he has said several times, Christina has provided him with both.