Holder only West Indies player in ICC Test XI

West Indies Captain, Jason Holder.
West Indies Captain, Jason Holder.

All-rounder Jason Holder is the only West Indies player selected to the ICC teams-of-the-year.

The ICC announced last week that the West Indies Test captain found a place in the Test team led by India skipper Virat Kholi, following an outstanding year which saw him dominate the longest format of the game.

Holder picked 33 wickets from six Tests at an average of 11.87 — the best by any bowler in a calendar year for the last century.

His performance pushed him up the ICC rankings where he lies tenth in the bowling rankings and second in the all-rounders chart.

Overall, the Barbadian has taken 86 wickets from 35 Tests at an average of 28.50.

Holder is currently leading the West Indies team in a three-Test series against England which began last week at Kensington Oval, Barbados.

He missed the recent tour of Bangladesh with an injury but is reportedly fit again.

The 27-year-old is one of four fast bowlers in the ICC Test team with South Africa Kagiso Rabada, Pakistan’s Mohammed Abbas and India’s Jasprit Bumrah all included.

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