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Holder Is Always In Consideration For T20s: WI Coach Simmons

By Sahil Mathur
Nov 07, 2020 • 15:27 PM

West Indies coach Phil Simmons recently said that Jason Holder is always in consideration for the shortest format despite not being part of the squad for the New Zealand series. 

Jason was the captain in all formats till September 2019 before Kieron Pollard took over the leadership in limited-overs. Since December 2019, Holder hasn't featured in T20I. 

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"Jason always has a chance to play T20 cricket. Let me just clear it up here. This is an odd tour here. The T20 series finishes a day or two days before the first Test match and being captain of the Test team, a decision was taken by us as a selection panel that Jason will not be considered for that part. Seeing that he is coming from IPL, he will have one chance to play in the four-day game before the Test match. But Jason is always in consideration for T20s. He had two good years at the CPL and now he is having a good tournament at the IPL." Simmons said. 

WI test captain Jason Holder has been in an impressive form in IPL 2020. Holder came in as a replacement for injured Mitchel Marsh in the middle of the season for Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH). 

Holder has so far picked up 13 wickets from just six games at an economy of 7.62 in the ongoing IPL season. He has played a couple of crucial knocks as well to take the SRH home. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad will up against Delhi Capitals on Sunday in Qualifier 2. The team winning the match will play Mumbai Indians in the IPL finals.