The IPL 2023 Auction is fast approaching, and the reverse countdown for the mini-auction has started with the 10 franchises announcing their respective lists of retained and released players. Several big names have been retained by their teams. IPL 2023 Auction, which is scheduled to take place in Kochi on December 23.
As expected, a few under-performers from IPL 2022 have been released. Jason Holder was one of the seven players released by Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2023 retention window.
Apart from Holder, the franchise released Andrew Tye, Ankit Rajpoot, Dushmantha Chameera, Evin Lewis, Manish Pandey, and Shahbaz Nadeem. In their debut season, LSG finished third on the points table with nine wins and five losses.
Meanwhile, in this article, we will take a look at three franchises that can target West Indian all-rounder Jason Holder.
The side has retained its core during the retention window. Axar Patel, Lalit Yadav, and Mitchell Marsh are the regular all-rounders in the side. However, given Marsh’s fitness issues and the requirement of a pace-bowling all-rounder in the side,
Delhi Capitals might fancy roping in the former West Indian skipper. He can bat anywhere from three to seven in the lineup and can bowl his four overs regularly.
SRH have released a big chuck of their squad during the retention window. With an aim to revamp their squad, the franchise might be interested in roping in Holder.
He played for the franchise in 2021 taking 16 wickets in 8 games and scoring 85 runs from seven innings. The season remains his best in the IPL from an all-round perspective.
Kolkata Knight Riders
In Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, KKR have just two all-rounders. Venkatesh Iyer is another option but he is used as an opener in the side.
KKR might look to buy Holder in the upcoming auction. With the other sides already having all-rounders, Kolkata might look to press for Holder who will be used as a backup to Andre Russell given that he is injury prone for the last couple of years.
Holder played for KKR in IPL 2016, scoring 22 runs with the bat and picking up just two wickets. Now with more experience in the IPL, Holder is among the most sorted-out all-rounders in world cricket.