Prime-ranked all-rounder Holder emulates Sobers

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28 Jan 2019, 04:07 IST
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West Indies captain Jason Holder

Jason Holder’s man-of-the-match show towards England has made him the primary West Indies participant for the reason that nice Garry Sobers to grow to be the top-ranked Check all-rounder on the planet.

Holder pummelled the vacationers with a maiden Check double century in Barbados, making a scintillating unbeaten 202 in a 381-run thrashing.

The captain is the primary from the Caribbean since Sobers 45 years in the past to high the listing of the most effective all-rounders on the planet within the longest format.

Holder moved about Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan to take the honour and is 10th within the Check bowling rankings.

In the meantime interim head coach Richard Pybus is braced for an England backlash within the second Check in Antigua.

“One swallow doesn’t make a summer season,” Pybus mentioned. “Is it my job to maintain their toes on the ground? Completely.

“We’ve got our targets for the sequence and we’ve got ticked off the primary Check. However England shall be hurting. They’re a top quality facet and I’ve large respect for them.

“They’ll come again at us in Antigua. Our sport needs to be on the highest degree for them.”

Pybus was filled with reward for Holder’s management qualities, in addition to his excellent knock.

“We delivered on a gameplan with precision,” Pybus mentioned. “The workforce stored their cool and did what we’ve got regarded to do strategically. That’s all credit score to Jason.

“He’s a peaceful and composed man. It’s one factor to steer strategically, it’s one other to steer with efficiency. There have been many particular performances however his was distinctive. It was simply an unimaginable efficiency.”

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