West Indies allrounder Jason Holder, who is currently in New Zealand, has signed up a three-match deal with Sydney Sixers for the coming Big Bash League (BBL) 2020. With this, he will also make the debut in the league.
Holder has played in the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League and Pakistan Super League but this will be the first time the Caribbean will feature in Australia’s T20 domestic league.
Jason Holder revealed that he was waiting for a long time to play in BBL but finally, he has got the opportunity and looked to serve his best to Sydney Sixers.
“I’m really excited to be coming to the BBL and in particular the Sydney Sixers. I’ve wanted to for a few years now and this year I have the opportunity to come in and make some appearances and hopefully do a bit for the Sixers,” said Holder.
Jason Holder will play the first match on December 20:
The allrounder said that he had watched the strength of the BBL from a distance in the past and fondly remembers playing with Sixers skipper Moises Henriques for SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL in 2014 and 2015.
“BBL cricket is an interest for me and the Sixers have been successful over the past few years. Moises and I played together at Sunrisers and I really enjoyed that. It will be good to do it again.”
After completion of the Test series in New Zealand, the 29-year-old will be available for the Sixers for their December 20 clash with the Adelaide Strikers in Hobart, before moving to the Gold Coast with the men in magenta for a December 26 fixture against the Melbourne Stars and the December 29 matchup with the Melbourne Renegades.
Sydney Sixers Squad for BBL 2020-21: Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Jason Holder, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, Mitchell Starc, James Vince.