Jason Holder
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West Indies Test and ODI skipper Jason Holder was awarded the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Test Player of the Year on Monday. Jaspn Holder bagged the prestigious award for his remarkable all round performances last year. He scored 336 runs for Windies in 2018 and also picked up 33 wickets last year.

Earlier this year, he lead West Indies to a monumental series win over England. In January, he emulated Sir Garry Sobers in achieving the top spot among allrounders in the ICC Test rankings. Holder starred with both bat and ball against England. He scored an unbeaten double-century in Barbados and became only the third man batting at No. 8 or lower to score a Test double-hundred. In two Tests, he also picked up seven wickets at an average of 17.85.

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Shai Hope won the CWI ODI player of the year whereas Keemo Paul was awarded the CWI T2OI Player of the Year. Hope scored 875 runs for the team in the ODI format in 2018 whereas Keemo Paul registered 124 runs and took 17 wickets in 2018 in the T20I format. Pacer Oshane Thomas was awarded the Emerging Player of the Year.

All-rounder Andre Russell was named as the Caribbean T20 Player of the Year. Deandra Dottin was announced as the CWI Women’s T20 and ODI Player of the Year. She scored 114 runs and took 12 wickets in the 50-over format in 2018. She registered 149 runs and scalped 16 wickets in the shortest format of the game.

West Indies, meanwhile, are currently gearing up for the upcoming two-match Test series against world number one India. The series will get underway on August 22 in Antigua. West Indies are yet to win any game against India so far. They lost the T20I series 3-0 before conceding the ODIs 2-0. The hosts, however, are expected to put up a stiff challenge in the Tests.



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