Jason Holder, the Windies skipper, is the new number one all-rounder in the ICC Test Rankings. The lanky player had an outing to remember in the first Test against England; as he became the first player from the Carribean to score a double century in Tests batting at the eighth number position. Apart from this, he bagged two wickets to jump as many spots in the all-rounders’ chart. Meanwhile, the Windies stunned the Poms by 381 runs in Barbados Test.
Pat Cummins, Kemar Roach among gainers
Not only him, but a few of the other players have also gained rating points post the conclusion of the Barbados and Brisbane Tests. Among them is Australia fast bowler, Pat Cummins, who attained the career-best figures of 6/23 against Sri Lanka. In the first Test, he collected ten wickets to his name; only to pip Vernon Philander as the third-ranked bowler in the ICC Test Rankings.
As Australia won the first Test by an innings and 40 runs, batsman, Marnus Labuschagne made the most significant leap; climbing 21 places to 84, while, Travis Head rose 17 spots to number 43.
For the Windies, Kemar Roach and Roston Chase rose in the rankings chart as well. As Roach, who took 5/17 in England’s first innings jumped five places to number 20. Whereas, Chase’s eight-wicket haul in the second innings saw him rising 14 places to sit at the fourteenth spot in the bowlers’ rankings.
Jason shines in front of the home crowd
The Windies captain shared his quota of happiness after helping his side win the first Test of the series against formidable England. His leadership also got lauded after the hosts wrapped England’s first innings on 77. Though he has been known as a bowling all-rounder, Holder enhanced his batting ability by hitting an unbeaten 202. He hit 23 boundaries and eight sixes in his incredible knock.
Furthermore, he eclipsed Bangladesh’s Shakib al Hasan and India’s Ravindra Jadeja to sit at the top with 440 rating points. Earlier, the ICC had also named Jason Holder in their ICC Test Team of the Year 2018.