Jason Holder doesn’t expect ‘T20 World Cup’ any impact for Australia series; ‘World Cup behind me..’

West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder does not expect poor T20 World Cup campaign to impact the team for the upcoming Test series against Australia.

The twice champions made their earliest exit since the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007, failing to reach the Super 12 phase after insipid qualifying losses to Ireland and Scotland.

West Indies was once the benchmark in T20 cricket, winning the 2012 and 2016 World Cups but it has struggled to regenerate with the passing of a golden generation of players.

As defending champion, it crashed out of semi-finals contention early at last year’s World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and its preparations for Australia were chaotic.

Key batsman Shimron Hetmyer was dropped from Nicholas Pooran’s inexperienced squad in the leadup after failing to board a flight with the team.

The West Indies is looking for a new head coach following Phil Simmons’s resignation and have little time to rebuild before it co-hosts the next T20 World Cup in 2024 with the United States.

Despite the change in formats, some have suggested that the team could be negatively impacted heading into the series. Holder, however, does not believe it will be the case.

“I think for me the World Cup is behind me, we just have to look forward to this series,” Holder told members of the media on Tuesday.

The Test unit, led by Kraigg Brathwaite has been in before form and has won the last two series.

“It’s a fresh group with different players a whole different dynamic. The prospects of this team have been really good, they’ve played some really good cricket this year and they have good leadership. Kraigg has done an outstanding job and he’s led the boys really well, so we are looking forward to the prospects here.”

West Indies All Rounder Jason Holder made half-century before the stumps on day one (total of 5-297 ) of their tour match against Combined NSW and ACT in Thursday (29).

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