Ian is right-hand middle order batsmen, lively fielder and a right-hand fast medium bowler. He was born in the USA to a British father and an American mother, before heading to Australia when he was a toddler.
The all-rounder has been playing Premier League cricket in Victoria since 2007, but his real breakthrough came after he landed his contract with his state side in 2016 as part of a Victoria side that consisted of Australian internationals Cameron White, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle and former Hampshire all-rounder Dan Christian.
Holland made his way to England in the Australian winter, featuring for Hampshire Second XI before making his first appearance for Hampshire First XI in 2017. The all-rounder earned debuts in all three formats during his first season and made key contributions, particularly in the Specsavers County Championship where he claimed 19 first-class wickets at an average of just 21.89, whilst also adding valuable middle-order runs.
A shoulder injury suffered whilst in Australia last winter prevented him from lining up for James Vince’s side to begin the summer, however Holland returned to feature in seven four-day contests during the final months of the 2018 season, contributing 15 wickets at an average of just 25.93 to help Hampshire secure a fifth-place finish in Division One.