Windies Going For Improved Test Ranking


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – WINDIES Captain, Jason Holder and his team are within reach to an improved Test-ranking if they can beat Bangladesh, starting July 4 in Antigua.

Holder along with teammates, Shane Dowrich and Shannon Gabriel all had upward movement in Test-Player rankings since the series against Sri Lanka. Holder is now 54th in batting and is 6th in the all-rounder’ list and a career-best 25th among bowlers, Dowrich is 51st among the batsmen and Gabriel is now at 12th place following his man-of-the-match 13 for 121, giving the 3rd best haul ever by a West Indies bowler.

The chance to move from 9th place is possible if the WINDIES win a match in the series. Here are some scenarios:

  • Drawn series – Bangladesh 75, Windies 72
  • Windies win 1-0 – Windies 75, Bangladesh 69
  • Windies win 2-0 – Windies 77, Bangladesh 67

The 13-man squad to face Bangladesh for the Two Tests reads:

  • Jason Holder – Captain
  • Devendra Bishoo
  • Kraigg Brathwaite
  • Roston Chase
  • Miguel Cummins
  • Shane Dowrich
  • Shannon Gabriel
  • Shimron Hetmyer
  • Shai Hope
  • Keemo Paul
  • Kieran Powell
  • Kemar Roach
  • Devon Smith

The Selection Panel “expects to see a greater effort from the top 5 batters and see them return to the focus and discipline we know they are capable of in the upcoming series against Bangladesh. After some very competitive cricket against ICC 6th ranked Sri Lanka that ended in a one all draw. We congratulate the team on a drawn series but recognized that victory was within our reach. The Selection panel also acknowledge and commend the strong performances of captain Jason Holder, Shannon Gabriel and man of the series Shane Dowrich.”

The full schedule for the 2-Tests, 3-ODIs, 3-T20s is:


(Start time in brackets)

Thu, Jun 28 to Fri, Jun 29Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily) – MATCH ENDED IN A DRAW
Wed, Jul 4 to Sun, Jul 81st Test – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily)
Thu, Jul 12 to Mon, Jul 162nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (10 am daily)
Thu, Jul 19Tour Match – UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI vs Bangladesh, Sabina Park (9:30 am)
Sun, Jul 221st One-day International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am)
Wed, Jul 252nd One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (2:30 pm)
Sat, Jul 283rd One-day International – Warner Park, St. Kitts (9:30 am)
Tue, Jul 311st Twenty20 International – Warner Park (8 pm)
Sat, Aug 42nd Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park, United States (8 pm)
Sun, Aug 53rd Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park (8 pm)

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