[caption id="attachment_800680" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-800680" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Jason-Holder-Getty.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Jason Holder, 27, has led the West Indies to an unassailable 2-0 lead in their ongoing three-Test series at home to England and is currently ranked as the world's top all-rounder. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies/">West Indies</a> captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jason-holder/">Jason Holder</a> will play for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/nottinghamshire">Northamptonshire</a> during the first part of the 2019 English season, the club announced Thursday. <p></p> <p></p>Holder, 27, has led the West Indies to an unassailable 2-0 lead in their ongoing three-Test series at home to England and is currently ranked as the world's top all-rounder. <p></p> <p></p>The towering fast-medium bowler and hard-hitting batsman will be available for Northamptonshire's opening two County Championship matches and their first six One-Day Cup games, with Holder set to lead the West Indies in the World Cup in England later in the season. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2018-19-iccs-one-test-ban-for-jason-holder-ridiculous-mike-atherton-799350">ICC's one-Test ban for Jason Holder 'ridiculous': Mike Atherton</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>"England is somewhere I've wanted to play for a long time and I'm looking forward to the experience of county cricket and testing myself in the different conditions," Holder, a veteran of 37 Tests, 85 one-day internationals and eight T20 internationals, told the Northamptonshire website. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm hopeful from a personal point that it will provide me a good opportunity of acclimatising to English conditions and getting some time in the middle ahead of the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> in <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>." (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/west-indies-vs-england-2018-19-how-7-days-in-west-indies-exposed-englands-batting-woes-799162">England's batting woes exposed in the West Indies</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Holder, banned from this week's third Test in St Lucia as a result of cumulative slow over-rate offences, is set to arrive in England ahead of the new season to play in Northamptonshire's opening second division County Championship match against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/middlesex">Middlesex</a>.