Jonathan Mark Holland (born 29 May 1987 in Sandringham, Victoria), a Slow Left Arm Orthodox spinner, Holland went from uncapped state player to making it to the Australian squad within a year. He made his initial appearances for Victoria early in 2008-09 when Bryce McGain was injured and Cameron White was in India with the Test squad. Although his results from four Sheffield Shield outings, five one-day games and two Twenty20s were moderate, he showed enough potential to earn a place in the Australia A team that beat Pakistan A in Queensland in mid-2009. His solid performances in that series led to Holland being named in Australia's 30-man preliminary squad for the Champions Trophy. Though he didn't make the final cut then, his chance to represent the senior Australian team came soon after, when he was included in the 15-man squad for the seven-ODI tour to India.
It was a major vote of confidence in Holland, who missed most of 2007-08 with a shoulder problem. A former Australia Under-19s player who has also spent time at the Centre of Excellence, Holland is a naturally attacking spinner who has subtle changes of pace and can turn the ball sharply. A former sports science student, he was upgraded to a full Victoria contract for 2009-10 after three years on the rookie list.