Holland back with a big bang
VICTORIA spinner Jon Holland’s superb return from injury could not have been more timely for a Bushrangers side still searching for its first win of the Sheffield Shield season.
Playing in his first game since the Shield final win over South Australia in March, the 30-year-old took seven wickets, including a five-for, in last week’s dramatic draw with New South Wales.
Last-placed Victoria will host Western Australia at the MCG in round five of the season starting today.
After missing the one-day cup and the first three Shield rounds due to knee surgery, Holland looms a key factor as the reigning champions look to kickstart their title defence.
“It was pretty frustrating to miss the first few games, so it was good to get back and take a few wickets,” Holland said.
This round will be the last before the competition breaks at the halfway point for the Big Bash League.
“The table is pretty tight so if we can get a win here, then we’re not far off second place,” Holland said.
“We’ve played some good cricket but we’ve let the opposition back into games as well. But there’s still plenty of cricket left in the season and we’re confident we can get back into the top two.”