Sunday 17 November, 2019

West Indies going for improved Test rankings

West Indies captain, Jason Holder and his team are within reach of 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 51stamong 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 full schedule for the 2-Tests, 3-ODIs, 3-T20s is:

1st Test – Wednesday, July 4 – Sunday, July 8 – Sir Vivian Richards Stadium
2nd Test – Thursday, July 12 – Monday, July 16 – Sabina Park
1st ODI – Sunday, July 22 – Guyana National Stadium
2nd ODI – Wednesday, July 25 – Guyana National Stadium
3rd ODI – Saturday, July 28 – Warner Park
1st IT20 – Tuesday, July 31 – Warner Park
2nd IT20 – Saturday, August 4 – Central Broward Regional Park, Florida
3rd IT20 – Sunday, August 5 – Central Broward Regional Park, Florida

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