The former Indian wicketkeeper Deep Dasgupta has got a shock about Jason Holder, West Indies Test skipper. He said that he is surprised that Holder is not ranked as a top-quality all-rounder across all the three formats of the game.
Jason Holder is the number 1 Test all-rounder for quite a while now. However, the strong West Indian is wickedly underestimated in white-ball cricket.
Holder, who last played a T20I in late 2019 for the West Indies, was deprived of his captaincy role in white-ball formats. However, from that point, the all-rounder has been doing quite well in whatever chance he has got in the shortest cricket formats.
Jason Holder had a splendid CPL journey for Barbados Tridents, and his inclusion to the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL 2020 as a replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh ended up being a benefit for the David Warner-led team.
“Jason Holder not rated as a top all-rounder across all three formats is beyond me, it’s beyond me. At the start of the season, I said Jason Holder being picked for SRH is the best move.” Deep Dasgupta told Sports Today.
“Also, look at his numbers in the last 6 months, as a batsman, as a bowler in CPL. He is a really quality all-rounder. He might not be as explosive as Ben Stokes but he is somebody whom you can rely on; more often than not.”
Jason Holder ended up being the distinct advantage for SRH in IPL 2020
Jason Holder ended up being the ‘MVP’ for his side, since joining the ‘Orange Army’, with both bat and ball. Other than being economical with the ball and guaranteeing pivotal wickets, Jason Holder has contributed with the bat to play a few handy match-winning appearances.
Holder was at his superior best in his last game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he has not just picked up three wickets, including the prized wicket of Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal. He, furthermore, contributed with the bat to grab a match-winning unbeaten 67-run-partnership with Kane Williamson.
Jason Holder has scored 55 runs off 38 balls at a strike-rate of 144.74, other than picking up 13 wickets from just 6 games. His average is 14.08. Though IPL 2020 campaign for Sunrisers Hyderabad has come to an end, yet according to Deep Dasgupta, Holder is an exceptional and valued cricketer.