Holder set for BBL stint with Sydney Sixers
West Indies captain Jason Holder will join up with the Sydney Sixers squad in late December and is expected to feature in three Big Bash League matches.
The West Indies are currently touring New Zealand, which means the six foot-seven-inch all-rounder will be available for matches against Adelaide Strikers (December 20), Melbourne Stars (December 26) and Melbourne Renegades (December 29).
Teams can have as many as six foreign players on their roster, but only three are allowed to take the field at any time.
Holder becomes the side’s fourth overseas player, after compatriot Carlos Brathwaite and England duo James Vince and Tom Curran.
“I’m really excited to be coming to the BBL and in particular the Sydney Sixers,” Holder said.
“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.”
Whilst he has played with Sixers’ captain Moises Henriques at Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, he has not featured in the BBL before.
“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,” the 29-year-old added.
They will begin their title defence against Hobart Hurricanes on December 10 without Henriques, who will only be available against the Strikers his return from ODI and Australia ‘A’ duty.
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