Warwickshire Sign WI Pacer Chemar Holder
Chemar Holder, the West Indies pacer, has agreed to play for Warwickshire in their final four Division One County Championship matches, as well as the Bob Willis Trophy final if they qualify. Holder, who is currently playing for the West Indies in a Test against Pakistan, is scheduled to fly to London on August 27 ahead of Warwickshire’s match against Lancashire on August 30.
Test Debut Against New Zealand
Holder made his Test debut against New Zealand in December 2020, taking two wickets, and his ODI debut against Bangladesh in January 2021, going wicketless in three overs. While these are Holder’s only two international appearances, he has played in 21 first-class games, taking 81 wickets at an average of 25.33 and recording one 10-wicket haul.
“We’re delighted to add Chemar to our bowling unit ahead of what is an exciting four games in the LV= Insurance County Championship,” said Warwickshire Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace. “Chemar is a young, tall, fast bowler who will offer us something different as we look to build on our impressive start to the County Championship. “In the red ball game Chemar has impressed internationally and domestically and I know he’s extremely excited to wear the Bear and Ragged Staff.”
Holder, who is 23 years old, stated about his upcoming stint:
“Warwickshire is a fantastic club with a proud history of winning trophies and overseas stars. The Bears squad have a great opportunity to win a trophy this season and I can’t wait to contribute and help the team achieve their goals. I’m incredibly excited to test myself in such an illustrious competition.”