Jon Holland

Jonathan Mark Holland (born 29 May 1987) is an Australian cricketer. He is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and a right-handed tail-end batsman.

Jon Holland
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Personal information
Full nameJonathan Mark Holland
Born (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 34)
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 444)4 August 2016 v Sri Lanka
Last Test16 October 2018 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
2008–presentVictoria (squad no. 18)
2014–2017Adelaide Strikers (squad no. 25)
2017–presentMelbourne Renegades
Career statistics
Competition Test FC LA T20
Matches 4 77 56 29
Runs scored 6 752 171 12
Batting average 3.00 14.46 8.55 3.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0
Top score 3* 55 14 5*
Balls bowled 960 16,517 2,851 468
Wickets 9 247 70 16
Bowling average 63.77 32.99 33.75 39.06
5 wickets in innings 0 10 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/83 7/82 6/29 2/19
Catches/stumpings 0/– 27/– 16/– 8/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 8 March 2021

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. Educated at Haileybury and was a former sports science student. He was upgraded to a full Victoria contract for 2009–10 after three years on the rookie list.

International careerEdit

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.[1] He made his debut on 4 August 2016 in the second Test and had his baggy green cap presented to him by Merv Hughes.[2] The first Test wicket that he took was of Dhananjaya de Silva in the same match.


  1. ^ "Holland called up to replace O'Keefe". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Australia tour of Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle, Aug 4-8, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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