Holder to replace Pollard as Barbados Tridents captain

Jason Holder ponders the challenge ahead Getty Images

West Indies' Test and ODI captain Jason Holder will lead Barbados Tridents in the forthcoming season of the Caribbean Premier League. Holder, who had missed the previous edition due to West Indies' tour of England, will take over captaincy reins from Kieron Pollard.

Holder, 26, has captained West Indies in 56 ODIs and 21 Tests and has played 14 first-class matches for his regional side Barbados. Weighing in on his appointment as captain, Holder said his focus would be on turning things around for the Tridents, who had finished fifth in the six-team tournament last season, winning only four out of their 10 league games.

"I am delighted to be back at the Hero CPL for this season and I am really looking forward to making Barbados proud in 2018," Holder said in a release. "We have a healthy contingent of local players in the squad this year and we are ready to make this a winning year for our home team."

The tournament is scheduled to run from August 8 to September 16 this year, with Trinbago Knight Riders looking to defend their title.