Jason Holder No.1 All-round test after exploits against England
West Indies captain Jason Holder has become the No. 1 all-rounder in the ICC Test rankings after his sensational performance in the first Test against England in Barbados. Holder hit his first double-century tryout and grabbed two wickets in the match to lead Windies to a 381 victory points against England at the Kensington Oval.
Holder’s versatile show won two places to take the top spot. Holder edged Shakib Al Hasan and Ravindra Jadeja in first place. He has also risen sharply in the batting standings, with a remarkable 25 spots, and now sits comfortably in 33rd.
The week was dedicated to Holder, who was also named in the 2018 ICC Test Team of the Year for his versatile skills. He has, for the most part, been known as a versatile bowler, but he greatly improved his reputation as a batter by stroking a wonderful undefeated 202 against England. Under his leadership, the Windies also beat England for 77 and 246.
He also picked the crucial wickets of Joe Root and Keaton Jennings, and overall his overall rating jumped to 440 points, his career best record.
Others to make notable gains in the latest leaderboard update, after testing in Barbados and Brisbane, included the Australian trio of Pat Cummins, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne, as well as Kemar Roach, Roston Chase and Shane. Dowrich of the Windies. .
Meanwhile, Dowrich, who backed him up with a calm 116 *, also jumped 14 places to No.47. Shimron Hetmyer’s scores of 81 and 31 helped him climb 11 places to the top. 40th place.
Following Australia’s three-day victory over Sri Lanka in the Brisbane Pink Ball Test, their young batsmen posted big gains in the batting standings. Marnus Labuschagne made the biggest jump, rising from 21 places to the 84th, while Travis Head gained 17 places in the 43rd.
Among bowlers, Pat Cummins propelled Vernon Philander to third in the ICC Test bowlers rankings after winning ten wickets in the game, including a career best 6/23.
Jhye Richardson, who received his first green baggy in that game, also made an impressive entry at No.80 after claiming the game’s numbers 5/45.
For the Windies, Kemar Roach, who took 5/17 in England’s opening heats, climbed five places to rank at No.20 while Chase climbed 14 places to No.14 after his excellent 8 / 60 in the second innings.
It wasn’t so bad for the players on the losing teams, however. Most notably, Englishman Rory Burns climbed 14 spots in the batsman standings to No.99 after making 84.
Sri Lanka’s Niroshan Dickwella climbed to 37th place from the back of his 64, while Suranga Lakmal rose to 31st in both the bowlers (two places) and all-rounders (three places) rankings after his fate of 5 / 75 and a hit of 24.