Jason Holder to lead ICC team

West Indies Jason Holder bowls to New Zealand during their One-Day International cricket match in Hamilton, New Zealand.
Associated Press / New Zealand Herald, Christine Cornege, File

West Indies captain Jason Holder, was recently chosen to lead the ICC World Cup Qualifiers team of the tournament.

The team, which consisted of players from the West Indies, Scotland, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Ireland, was chosen by a selected jury of cricket commentators including Ian Bishop, Pommie Mbangwa, Lisa Sathalekar, Ian Callender (correspondent, Belfast Telegraph) and Liam Brickhill (correspondent, ICC Digital)

The “jury” noted that Holder showed his class and quality by taking 15 wickets and accumulating 219 runs in the tournament.

He also led the Windies side admirably, steering them to the final of the tournament versus Afghanistan, which won the final recently by seven wickets.

Holder’s teammate Evin Lewis (316 runs in the tournament), will open the batting.

Kyle Coetzer (276 runs), the aggressive batsman and Scotland’s captain, is the other opener.

Brendon Taylor, the veteran Zimbabwe batsman, led the batting charts with 457 runs and will fit in as the No 3 batsman. He also took 10 catches and will take up the wicket-keeping duties.

Marlon Samuels (304 runs), the bedrock of Windies’ batting will bat in the number four position.

Mohammed Nabi, with 291 runs and 12 catches, takes the No 5 position.

Holder will lead the side and bat at No 8.

The team: Evin Lewis (West Indies), Kyle Coetzer (Scotland), Brendan Taylor (Zimbabwe), Marlon Samuels (Windies), Mohammed Nabi (Afghanistan), Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe), Najibullah ( Afghanistan), Jason Holder (Windies captain), Safyaan Sharif (Scotland), Boyd Rankin (Ireland), Mujeeb Rahman( Afghinstan) and Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) 12th.

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