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Holder soon at full fitness

HAYDN GILL, haydngill@nationnews.com

Added 11 January 2019

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West Indies captain Jason Holder (left) greeting English supporter Garth Alexander at Kensington Oval. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Jason Holder is gradually returning to full fitness and ready to make a return to Test cricket.

The West Indies captain, sidelined for the recent series against Bangladesh and one Test against India because of a shoulder injury, made a comeback to the competitive arena by playing for Barbados Pride against Guyana Jaguars in the regional four-day competition at Kensington Oval last weekend.

Playing his first regional first-class match since 2014, Holder bowled 17 overs in Guyana’s mammoth first innings total of 548, scored 44 in Barbados’ response of 360 and expressed satisfaction with his outing ahead of the first Test between West Indies and England starting on January 23 at Kensington.

“It was a good run out. I haven’t played cricket since I left India. Since then, I have been going through some rehab just trying to strengthen my shoulder. I had some time off and I am getting back into the cricket. It was a good account,” Holder said on Friday. (HG)

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