Mumbai: Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that he feels that Windies captain Jason Holder is probably the world’s underrated all-rounder.
Tendulkar’s commentary has been set to resume after a gap of 116 days of international cricket as England and the West Indies play three-Test series.
“Jason Holder is the most under-rated all-rounder, because, on the field, you’ll probably see Kemar Roach or Shannon Gabriel, but Jason Holder only when you look at the scoreboard, you realize that he has come in and taken three wickets,” Tendulkar told Brian Lara during the chat on Master Blaster’s app ‘100 MB’.
He said, “When he is batting, he has scored significant 50-55 runs, when he matters, he is an underrated player, but he contributes on a regular basis, he is a terrific player to have in your team,” he added.
Jason Holder and Ben Stokes will lead the West Indies and England in the first Test of the three-Test series.
Holder has topped January 2019 while Stokes has 407 points and as a result, he is second in the ICC rankings.
The first Test between England and West Indies will be played from today at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
All international cricket has been suspended since March this year due to a coronavirus pandemic.
However, the series between England and West Indies will mark the return of international cricket.