Jason Holder tops all-rounders list in ICC rankings: Windies captain has attained the top rank post his heroics on his home ground.
On the back of his maiden double hundred against England at Barbados, Windies captain Jason Holder has attained No. 1 rank in the all-rounders’ list in the latest update of MRF ICC Test Rankings.
Holder, who has been leading Windies from the front for quite sometime now, came in to bat at 120-6 in the second innings to stitch a 295-run partnership with wicket-keeper batsman Shane Dowrich (116) for the seventh wicket. In what was a game-changing knock, Holder ended up scoring 202 (229) with the help of 23 fours and eight sixes.
While this effort was enough for him to win the ‘Man of the Match’ award, him dismissing England opening batsman Keaton Jennings and captain Joe Root further pressed his case to jump two spots (Ravindra Jadeja and Shakib Al Hasan) and reach career-best rating points of 440 points.
What an incredible test match. Very good start to the series. Special thanks to the fans who supported and all the boys for the efforts they put in. Was also nice to be greeted by the PM… https://t.co/IOCwF6wmxX
— Jason Holder (@Jaseholder98) January 27, 2019
Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Shane Dowrich, Kemar Roach, Shimron Hetmeyer, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Kraigg Brathwaite…..now there’s a side coming together. Beating England by 381 runs is a staggering result and so good for cricket in the Caribbean.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 27, 2019
After a significant jump of 25 spots in the batsmen’s list, Holder has now reached at No. 33. Among other Windies’ batsmen, Dowrich’s third Test century saw him jumping 14 spots to reach No. 47 and middle-order batsman Shimron Hetmyer’s fifth half-century saw him jump 11 spots to No. 40.
Australia all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne, who scored his maiden half-century at Brisbane, jumped 21 spots to reach No. 84. Middle-order batsman Travis Head, who top-scored for Australia and shared a 166-run stand with Labuschagne for the fifth wicket, jumped 17 places to No. 43.
Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella, who scored a breezy half-century in the first innings, reached No. 37. England opening batsman Rory Burns, who top-scored for his team in the second innings, climbed 14 spots to reach No. 99.
Jason Holder is a fantastic cricketer who also deserves so much credit for the way he has lead the West Indies over the last few years .. Been difficult times for his team so he deserves all the credit for the Week he and his team have had .. England will get better in Antigua ..
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 26, 2019
Likes of Pat Cummins & Jason Holder prove that you can fight alone even if your team isn’t up to the mark. Such fighting spirit is one of the great lesson sport gives to life.
— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) January 26, 2019
In the bowlers’ rankings, Windies’ duo of Kemar Roach (5-17) and Roston Chase (8-60) jumped five and 14 spots to reach No. 20 and No. 14 respectively.
Pat Cummins, Australia’s new vice-captain, registered his maiden 10-wicket haul against Sri Lanka. As a result, the 25-year old cricketer has reached at No. 3. His debutant teammate Jhye Richardson’s maiden five-wicket haul saw him making a solid start at No. 80.
Sri Lanka fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, who grabbed his third five-wicket haul, jumped two places to reach No. 31 in the bowlers’ list.
As far as India are concerned, the Indian Test team retained its No. 1 rank and its captain Virat Kohli comfortably retained his No. 1 rank in the batsmen’s list.