Leading your national side, regardless of sport, brings with it a lot of pressure. No one is feeling that more at present than the West Indies cricket captain. With a Test looming his attempts to lead by example haven’t quite gone to plan. Indeed, you can now bet on Jason Holder not just having something to prove to his team, but also to himself. The odds might be against them at online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365, but let’s remember the Windies have surprised England before.
“No doubt we’ve got to really look at ourselves in the mirror and really knuckle down.” Said the West Indies cricket captain. You can bet on Jason Holder rather regretting that now. Having put the pressure on his batsmen to turn in better performances, he tried it himself. As many of you will know, there’s nothing as amusing as your boss trying to show you how to do your job. This is because invariably they fall flat on their faces. Jason Holder quickly learned this the hard way.
Opening for his side in a warm-up match he barely faced 15 balls and scored an embarrassing 2 before dismissal. This was not the example he was hoping to set. It’s quite tricky to law down the law and demand more from your batsmen if you’re underwhelming with it yourself. Indeed his lack of prowess could cause some who have taken advantage of UK gambling laws to bet on the West Indies to reconsider. After all, this is not the sort of leadership the side needs going into a game this big.
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“I just need to work myself back into it gradually.” Jason said before his warm-up disaster. This wasn’t apparently gradual enough. “I don’t feel underprepared.” He claimed before proving he probably was. “Yes, I haven’t had the time in the middle, but I’ve ticked all the boxes in terms of preparation.” Which just goes to show that whilst you can prepare all you wish, there’s nothing like actual experience. You can bet on Jason Holder now leaning even more heavily upon his.
England vs Windies
- England – 1/7
- Draw – 10/1
- West Indies – 17/1
“It’s been a while since we played competitive cricket.” You can bet on Jason Holder has begun to see what an issue that may be. Perhaps that’s why he’s inclined to hope his bowlers can keep England’s scores low. “Our fast bowling unit has done a tremendous job for us over the last couple of years. So the guys are itching and ready to go.” Which is more than can be said for the batsmen. The odds on the West Indies, at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365, reflect this.
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Currently the West Indies barely get 17/1 to win the series. This is slightly unfair, because going into their last series everyone thought England would walk it. They lost. So there’s just a chance someone is playing mind games. Indeed if one were cynical one could almost bet on Jason Holder having thrown his innings. It’s only a warm-up match, and it could make England relax just that bit too much. They may be 1/7 to win the series, but England have failed often before.
Windies Top Batsman
- Jason Holder – 10/1
- Jermaine Blackwood – 15/2
- John Campbell – 5/1
- Roston Chase – 5/1
- Samarh Brooks – 11/2
- Kraigg Brathwaite – 7/2
- Shai Hope – 11/4
Of course for those with less faith than desire for fun you can bet on the highest scoring West Indies batsman. Shai Hope leads the way at 11/4 but Kraigg Brathwaite is at 7/2 with Shamarh Brooks at 11/2. Those who regularly bet on sports in the UK, at sites like Bet365, will find it telling a bet on Jason Holder to take the honor only garners 10/1. Based on his performance in that warm-up match, I’d say that was a generous. However, that could be just what he wants you to think.
We take a look at why you can either bet on Jason Holder playing mind games with his opponents or believe the Windies captain is all at sea.