Holder wants be best all-rounder in all three formats
West Indies Test captain Jason Holder remains dedicated on his career ambitions. He sets goal for to the best all-rounder in the world as it was announced that he kept his spot at the top of the Test rankings. So he wants to be the best one in other two formats.
Holder led West Indies in Tests for the last five years. He also acquired some milestones being captain on West Indies side including the Wisden Trophy Series win over England last year, has emerged as one of the world’s leading players in the longest format. Consequently, he has been ranked as the Number 1 all-rounder for over a year now.
“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,” Holder said.
“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, basically in all three formats not only in Test cricket.”
Under the captaincy of Daren Sammy West Indies team which won the ICC T20 World Cup in India back in 2016, Holder was a member of the Winning team.
Barbados Trident, which won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) last year, Holder was the skipper of the team.
He has proved his worth in the Test arena. Currently, he is the best West Indies batsman at 35th in the ICC table. He holds the number three position in the bowling chart of best bowlers. Another two of his fellow teammate places the top 20, Kemar Roach at number 11 and Shannon Gabriel at number 19 position.
“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 at an example one and I definitely have to practice what I preach,” holder said.