MICHAEL HOLDING

  • Fast bowling dying due to cricket overkill: Michael Holding April 15, 2015

    Shanghai: West Indian legend Michael Holding has been impressed with the growth of fast bowling India but rued the decline of the art in world cricket due to an overkill of the game. "I was very impressed with Indian fast bowlers, especially Mohit Sharma and Mohammad Shami. It was surprising to...
  • Huge challenge lies ahead of West Indies' coach Phil Simmons April 2, 2015

    Michael Holding also feels that if changes have to be made then it should be in the attitude of the players not in the structure. ...
  • Cricket legends call for restoring bat-ball balance in ODIs March 31, 2015

    Sydney: Cricket legends have called for restoring the balance between bat and ball, including easing fielding restrictions and regulating bat thickness, in the ODI format. Michael Holding, Ian Chappell, Rahul Dravid and Martin Crowe, participating as experts in 'ESPNcricinfo' discussion on the future of ODI game, in Sydney after the second...
  • World Cup: Holding criticizes West Indies captain Jason Holder March 22, 2015

    Dwayne Bravo would have made a huge difference to West Indies' campaign, feels Michael Holding. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Michael Holding unhappy with West Indies attitude March 16, 2015

    West Indies will be hoping that Chris Gayle will be fit for the quarter-finals, and his battle against Tim Southee and Trent Boult will be an interesting contest, said Michael Holding. ...
  • ICC World Cup: Indian bowlers have shown great control, says Michael Holding March 9, 2015

    Hamilton: Impressed with the "control" of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far. India, who registered their fourth consecutive win in pool B after beating...
  • World Cup: WI batsmen should start using their brains, says Michael Holding March 7, 2015

    Perth: Pace bowling great Michael Holding on Saturday pleaded with the West Indies batsmen to start using their brains, following their four-wicket loss to India in a World Cup Pool B game at the WACA on Friday. Holding took a dig at opener Chris Gayle's shot selection too, as he was...
  • Disappointed at lack of exciting games at World Cup: Michael Holding March 3, 2015

    "People carried away by ODIs, it's not that exciting; not all associates need exposure against the best", said Michael Holding. ...
  • Shikhar Dhawan lucky to be surrounded by understanding people: Holding February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Not taking anything away from Shikhar Dhawan's creditable show in the cricket World Cup so far, West Indies pace legend Michael Holding feels the left-handed opener is lucky to be surrounded by understanding men, who can play the good mentor's role. After going through a lean patch in the tri-series,...
  • Australia clash will be the true test for New Zealand, says Michael Holding February 21, 2015

    New Zealand is a very good team. There bowling is very good and they bowlers who can pick wickets on regular basis, Holding said. ...
  • Michael Holding favours ten-team 2019 World Cup February 21, 2015

    The 2019 World Cup is going to be played among 10, and not 14 teams, and while the news has been received with mixed feelings around the cricket world, Michael Holding is all for it. "I wouldn't say it is counterproductive at all," Holding told Wisden India on Friday (February 20)....
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Michael Holding Slams 'Pathetic' West Indies February 17, 2015

    Sydney: West Indies great Michael Holding has slammed the side's four-wicket loss to Ireland in their World Cup opener as a "little bit pathetic". The Caribbean team collapsed to 87 for five in Nelson on Monday before Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89) guided them to a total of 304...
  • Michael Holding tells what made West Indies so invincible in 1975 and 1979 February 10, 2015

    West Indies haven't been dynamic, they have gone downhill in all aspects of the game, says pace bowling legend. ...
  • ICC 20 years too late to act on chucking: Michael Holding October 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former West Indies great Michael Holding is happy that ICC is finally coming down hard on bowlers with suspect action but he feels that the game's governing body is "20 years too late" in executing a clampdown on suspected chuckers. "Twenty years too late! We have had a lot...
  • Michael Holding disagrees with Dravid on promoting Chanderpaul November 14, 2013

    Kingston: Former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding said he does not agree with former Indian captain Rahul Dravid's suggestion that middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul be promoted in the order. Dravid made the suggestion following the humiliating defeat of West Indies by an innings and 51 runs in the first...
  • Michael Holding slams Ricky Ponting over book controversy November 8, 2013

    Wellington: West Indies great Michael Holding criticised former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Friday over revelations in his autobiography that prompted a public spat with current skipper Michael Clarke. Holding, now a prominent cricket commentator, said it was "unfortunate" that Ponting had broken the traditional dressing room code of silence in...
  • Michael Holding calls for Stuart Broad ban over nonwalk July 13, 2013

    Nottingham: West Indies great Michael Holding has called for Stuart Broad to be banned from the second Ashes Test at Lord's after the England batsman refused to walk in the series opener. Broad, had made 37, with England then 297 for seven in their second innings on Friday's third day at...
  • India's bowling attack is ordinary: Michael Holding May 4, 2013

    Mumbai: A forthright Michael Holding on Saturday termed the Indian bowling attack as "ordinary", with most of them like Ishant Sharma starting off as quicks and then losing out on pace. "It's ordinary. That's all I can say. I've seen a few fast bowlers, who come in and bowl quick...
  • Review: 'Fire In Babylon' is riveting September 23, 2012

    Cast: Clive Lloyd, Vivian Richards, Michael Holding Director: Stevan Riley Rating: 4 out of 5 You believe that for Indians, cricket is a religion. But reality, where players make millions just for a few games and are 'owned' and 'sold' by the rich and famous, is different. In such times, it is impossible...
  • Gibson urges West Indies critics to keep patience May 29, 2012

    Nottingham: West Indies coach Ottis Gibson urged Caribbean cricket fans to keep faith with his youthful side after their latest defeat, admitting criticism from "your own people" was tough to take. The West Indies lost the second Test against England, and with it the threematch series, after going down by...
  • WICB, Gibson unable to manage players: Holding May 25, 2012

    Bridgetown: Legendary former West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding has yet again slammed the West Indies Cricket Board's (WICB) management of the sport in the region and said its treatment of senior players leaves a lot to be desired. In an interview with a British tabloid, Holding accused WICB chief executive...
  • Aus lack firepower to reclaim Ashes: Holding April 21, 2012

    Port of Spain: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels that Australia lacks the firepower to reclaim the Ashes from Andrew Strauss's Englishmen. "I don't think this Australian team is a very good squad. I think they are okay, a reasonable set of cricketers, but I don't see them...