<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL experience will help in Caribbean Premier League, feels Jason Holder" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130702161023.jpg" title="IPL experience will help in Caribbean Premier League, feels Jason Holder" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Jason Holder has played only two ODIs for the West Indies © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Bridgetown: Jul 2, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Promising fast bowler <a href="/tags/Jason-Holder/post" target="_blank">Jason Holder</a> on Monday said that his debut year in the Indian Premier League (<a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">IPL</a>) has prepared him well for participation in the inaugural <a href="/tags/Caribbean-Premier-League/post" target="_blank">Caribbean Premier League</a> (CPL) which bowls off at the end of the month.<br /> <br /> Holder, who will turn out for the Barbados Tridents in the CPL, says he has gained a wealth of experience after he was snapped up by IPL franchise <a href="/tags/Chennai-Super-Kings/post" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> (CSK)<br /> <br /> "I definitely think the IPL has prepared me for the CPL. I have gained a lot of knowledge over the past few months with the IPL players," said Holder, who played six matches but grabbed only two wickets for the Chennai Super Kings.<br /> <br /> "I have had a lot of conversations with various international players around the world - even at the Champions Trophy - so I think I have broadened my knowledge in terms of how to react in certain situations so it’s just about executing it in the game."<br /> <br /> Holder has played only two One-Day Internationals (ODI) for the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a>.<br /> <br /> However, the Barbadian cricketer has already been picked for three international tours - the most recent being the ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.<br /> <br /> He says he intends to use the experience gained to dominate the CPL.<br /> <br /> "I am very excited about the CPL. I think it is a great initiative mixing the local players with some international stars," he said.<br /> <br /> "The teams are very evenly balanced so it should be very interesting to see what transpires in the next few months."<br /> <br /> Holder made his first class debut back in 2009 representing the West Indies Under-19s at the Youth World Cup in New Zealand.<br /> <br /> A year later, he gained a surprise call-up to the Windies senior team in 2012 as an injury replacement for fast bowler Tino Best on the limited overs tour of Bangladesh.<br /> <br /> He played six matches and grabbed only two wickets for the CSK but still managed to get the attention of pundits with his steep bounce and sharpness.<br /> <br /> "It was a surprise after having only one tour with the West Indies team but I guess my name was out there or thereabouts from Under-19 cricket," said Holder.<br /> <br /> "Then getting the opportunity - it wasn’t a huge contract - but for me it was just about gaining the experience and mingling with the international stars which was a wonderful experience for me."<br /> <br /> The Barbados Tridents are led by franchise players <a href="/tags/Kieron-Pollard/post" target="_blank">Kieron Pollard</a> and <a href="/tags/Shoaib-Malik/post" target="_blank">Shoaib Malik</a> who will play alongside Holder, <a href="/tags/Dwayne-Smith/post" target="_blank">Dwayne Smith</a>, Shakib-al-Hasan, Umar Akmal, Shannon Gabriel, Rayad Emrit, Ashley Nurse, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Kyle Mayers, Devendra Bishoo, Kirk Edwards and Raymon Reifer.