|Full name||Jonathan Mark Holland|
29 May 1987 |
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Bowling style||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Test debut (cap 444)||4 August 2016 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||13 August 2016 v Sri Lanka|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–present||Victoria (squad no. 18)|
|2014–present||Adelaide Strikers (squad no. 25)|
|Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 February 2017|
Holland made his first-class and List A debuts for Victoria in October 2008, before playing his first Twenty20 match in January 2009. Although his figures from four Sheffield Shield matches, five one-day games and two Twenty20s were moderate, he showed enough potential to earn a place in the Australia A team that beat Pakistan A in Queensland in mid-2009. His solid performances in that series led to Holland being named in Australia's 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy. Though he didn't make the final cut then, his chance to represent the senior Australian team came soon after, when he was included in the 15-man squad for the seven-ODI tour to India.
It was a major vote of confidence in Holland, who missed most of 2007–08 with a shoulder problem. A former Australia under-19s player who has also spent time at the Centre of Excellence, Holland is a naturally attacking spinner who has subtle changes of pace and can turn the ball sharply. A former sports science student, he was upgraded to a full Victoria contract for 2009–10 after three years on the rookie list.
In July 2016, he was added to Australia's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka as a replacement for the injured Stephen O'Keefe. He made his debut on 4 August 2016 in the second Test and had his baggy green cap presented to him by Merv Hughes. First test wicket that he captured was of Dhananjaya de Silva in the same test.
- "Holland called up to replace O'Keefe". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
- "Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-8, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
- Cricket Victoria profile
- Australian Institute of Sport profile
- Edmund, Sam (2008-10-10). "Jon Holland plans to deliver memorable Victorian debut". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-10.
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