Jason Holder to Lead West Indies’ 15-Man Squad in South Africa ODIs

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Sunday, December 21st, 2014 | 0

The West Indies Cricket Board has named lanky fast-bowler, Jason Holder, as their new captain for the upcoming 5-match One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa, which is scheduled to kick-start from January 16 next year.

Holder, who stands 6’7” tall, will replace all-rounder Dwayne Bravo as the West Indies skipper for this format of the game, after the former failed to make a cut to the 15-member squad for the ODI series.

“Jason is one of the good, young players who we believe will form part of the long-term future of West Indies Cricket,” ESPNCricinfo quoted chief selector Clive Lloyd as saying.

“We expect him to be around for a very long time. He is a young man with a very bright future,” he added.

The selection of 17-match-old Holder as the team’s leader came as a surprise to many, as he was singled out ahead of the likes of Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin.

SQAUD: Jason Holder (C), ​Chris Gayle, Denesh Ramdin (WK), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Sheldon Cottrell, Narsingh Deonarine, Leon Johnson, Andre Russell, Marlon Samuels, Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Jerome Taylor.

 (Image: ICC-CRICKET.com)

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