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‘I expect him to lead very well’

Published:Tuesday | January 13, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Grenada (CMC):

West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) President Dave Cameron has given his full backing to new one-day skipper Jason Holder.

The 23-year-old pacer was surprisingly named last month to replace Dwayne Bravo for the five-match series in South Africa, starting Friday. He was also announced last weekend to lead the Caribbean side to the World Cup, which bowls off next month in Australia and New Zealand.

"He's somebody we have a lot of time for, a lot of respect for. He's somebody who is very mature for his age, and I expect him to lead very well in the World Cup," Cameron said in a radio interview here.

Holder's performance

Holder has taken 29 wickets at 28 runs apiece in 21 ODIs, and has hit a half-century on Test debut against New Zealand last June in his home-town Barbados.

"I expect that we will give a good performance as a team. If you look at our new captain, he has done very well in the last couple of matches," the Jamaican executive said.

"As a matter of fact, he has been one of our better bowlers in the Test (matches) and the first T20 that was played. So I expect him to lead from the front."

West Indies face the Proteas in the first ODI in Durban on Friday.