Consistent Holder moves up in ICC rankings

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Windies’ Test and ODI captain, Jason Holder, is now ranked 9th in the ICC Test Bowling rankings and 3rd in the ICC Test All-Rounder rankings following an impressive year.

Holder has now had his fourth five-wicket haul of this season, and his average of 11.87 so far this year (2018) and is by far the best by a bowler with at least 30 wickets in a calendar year in 100 years.

Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, in congratulating the captain, said, “Jason has made it into the ICC top 10 test bowling rankings with his 4th five-wicket haul for the year. His latest performance against India in India is worthy of note given that he is the first West Indian since 1994 to take a 5-wicket haul in a test in India. This is testament not only to his talent but to his continued hard work and preparation and will hopefully inspire not only his team but the many young fast bowlers in the region.”

The other ranked bowlers include Shannon Gabriel (13th); Kemar Roach (21st) and Devendra Bishoo (34th). Roston Chase has moved up 10 positions to 31st in the batsmen section following his four innings of 53, 20, 106 and 6.

President, Dave Cameron has congratulated all the players and thinks “Jason, with a lot more years to play and him being a leader in the times, these performances can only enhance the work of the players going forward.”

Holder and his team will play five ODIs against India, starting this Sunday.

The ODI schedule reads:

1st ODI             October 21                 Guwahati

2nd ODI            October 24                Visakhapatnam

3rd ODI            October 27                Pune

4th ODI            October 29                Mumbai

5th ODI            November 1                Trivanthapuram

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