Jason Holder becomes no.1 Test all-rounder after Barbados double hundred

Holder scored his maiden double hundred in Tests- 202* against England.

Jason Holder became only the third batsman to score a Test double century from no.8 or lower positionWest Indies captain Jason Holder had a wonderful Test match on his home ground of Barbados against England, as West Indies crushed the visitors by 381 runs.

All this was possible thanks to a brilliant 202*from Holder and an unbeaten century by keeper Shane Dowrich. Roston Chase picked 8/60 in addition to a half-century, as England had no answer to the Windies, after being routed for 77 in their first innings.

The double hundred also earned Holder a jump of two spots to the top of the all-rounders' chart. He also picked the crucial wickets of Joe Root and Keaton Jennings, and all in all, his all-around rating jumped to a career-best 440 points.

Holder leapfrogged Shakib Al Hasan and Ravindra Jadeja to the top spot. He also rose sharply in the batting rankings, by a remarkable 25 spots, and now sits comfortably at No.33.

Kemar Roach, who took 5/17 in England's first innings, climbed five places to No.20 while Chase shot up 14 places to No.14 after his excellent 8/60 in the second innings.

Another big gainer was Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, whose career-best 10/62 helped him pip Vernon Philander to become no. 3 ranked Test bowler in the ICC rankings.

(inputs from icc-cricket.com)


By Jatin Sharma - 27 Jan, 2019

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