Benjamin: Holder has to deliver or face the chopping board

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Former national and West Indies fast bowler, Kenneth Benjamin, believes Captain Jason Holder has bigger problems than just turning the fortunes of the regional squad around.
Benjamin, who claimed 33 wickets in 26 ODIs, said the 25-year-old Barbadian, should be concerned at this point with keeping his place on the team giving his sub-par performances in recent series.
“We spoke about Darren Sammy unbalancing the team and I feel very similar here [with Holder]. The thing about it is that Jason Holder needs to perform because at the end of the day, when you are leading people follow you, people look up to you and if you perform as a captain it is going to lift the whole team,” he said.
The West Indies surrendered a three-match ODI series to England on Sunday, losing a second straight at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.
Benjamin believes Holder is not the right fit as captain for the regional team.
“I don’t think now is the time we have some nice boy to captain, so that we can say we have a nice captain. We need performances if we are going to climb up the ladder and as you heard, we are number nine in the pecking order and that is not very good. So I think performance for Jason Holder, as far as I am concerned, is more important,” the former player said.
Holder and West Indies go into the final ODI against England on Thursday in Barbados.

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