West Indian Test skipper Jason Holder has arrived in the UAE to join SunRisers Hyderabad squad for this year’s IPL. SunRisers Hyderabad opted for Jason Holder as a replacement for Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh. Mitchell Marsh injured his right ankle in their opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) while bowling his first over.
Following the injury, the Western Australian could not bowl at all and departed for a first-ball duck, failing to connect the ball due to the excruciating pain as his side fell ten runs short of victory. Meanwhile, Jason Holder will spend six days in quarantine as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and has to test for the disease negative thrice to join his teammates. The same has been the norm for all the officials as well landing in the UAE.
The 28-year old has previously played 11 matches in IPL across three franchises in Kolkata Knight Riders, SRH, and Chennai Super Kings. He picked up five wickets and scored 38 runs, striking at 122.58. For their clash against KKR, the Orange Army will likely opt for Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi for the injured Marsh.
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Jason Holder captained Barbados Tridents in CPL 2020:
The Barbados cricketer led his home franchise Barbados Tridents in this year’s Caribbean Premier League. It did not end well for them as they finished fifth out of sixth on the points table, racking up three victories and losing seven. Holder took ten wickets in as many matches and managed 192 runs, striking at 140.14.