Jason Holder calls Australia's middle order weak

Krishna Chopra / 30 November 2015

As Australia’s home test series against New Zealand concludes, it is time for them to get ready to host the West Indies. The two sides met earlier this year in the Caribbean and now it is Australia’s turn to host the series. West Indies might seem to be decimated after the series loss to Sri Lanka, but according to skipper Jason Holder, the visitors can definitely pose a challenge. Holder said that his bowlers would surely target the “weak” Australian middle order.

“We’ve seen weaknesses we can exploit, said Holder in a press meet.” “They have some in-form batsmen like David Warner and Steve Smith so it’s important we put pressure on the middle order. If we can get some early wickets with the new ball we can get guys like Shaun Marsh, who are trying to make their way back into the side, and put them under some pressure to score,” Holder said.

“They have some in-form batsmen like David Warner and Steve Smith so it’s important we get them out early and put the new guys under pressure.”

“We come with a lot of belief, if you don’t have belief there’s no point in being here. We have to play aggressive cricket, we have to play smart cricket,” he added. “Obviously, Australia’s the number two side in the world and they will come at us pretty hard. We need to learn as quickly as possible, not be intimidated by their bowlers and just be confident,” said a confident Holder.  

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