West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder is set to make his debut for Lucknow against his former side, Hyderabad on April 3. Both teams will face each other at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Mumbai. Lucknow and Hyderabad have had a contrasting season so far in the ongoing Indian T20 League. In the only game Hyderabad played, they were hammered by Rajasthan.
On the other hand, Lucknow lost their first game against Gujarat, but bounced back against Chennai. Meanwhile, their star all-rounder Jason Holder is now available for the rest of the season. He underwent a three-day quarantine, which every overseas player needs to go through before joining the team. The former West Indies skipper was with his team playing the three-match Test series at home against England.
The Barbados-born player had a tough time with the bat and ball during the series. With the red cherry, he could only pick four wickets averaging 59 and striking at 145.2. Talking about his batting, he could only muster 94 runs averaging 23.50. Lucknow will be hoping for him to give much better performances during the season.
The 30-year-old has done well in the Indian T20 League after making his debut in 2013. So far, he has played 26 games and has 35 scalps to his name, averaging 22.46, striking at 16.43, and having an economy of 8.20. With the bat, the right-hander has amassed 189 runs striking at 121.15 batting in the lower middle-order slot. It will be interesting to see whom he will replace in the team.
The team has already drafted Andrew Tye for injured Mark Wood. Notably, Tye had a tough game against Chennai as he gave away 40 runs in four runs for two wickets. It is quite possible that the team might opt for Holder in place of Tye to bolster their batting and bowling.