BAJAN HOLDER SIGNED FOR KIWIS OTAGO-CRICKET

Otago Cricket have signed West Indies and Barbadian opening bowler Jason Holder for Saturday night’s New Zealand Domestic Twenty/20 Cricket final in Hamilton.

Otago Cricket Chief Executive Officer CEO Ross Dykes said he became aware in recent days of Holder’s availability for this weekend’s match.

He said that after careful consideration and consultation with the playing group it was decided the West Indian’s skills would be put to use in Saturday night’s final.

Dykes said with Nathan McCullum, James Neesham and Jesse Ryder committed to New Zealand and Ian Butler still recovering from injury, they needed some added experience in the bowling stocks and Holder was keen to be involved.

Dykes said Holder had IPL experience and was bowling-fit as a result of the series against New Zealand.

Holder’s CV includes appearances for the West Indies, Barbados, and the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and the recent Champions League.

In 35 Twenty/20 matches, Holder has taken 29 wickets at an economy rate of 7.33.

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