After 7-wicket haul against England, Jason Holder climbs to No. 2 in Test bowler rankings

By July 13, 2020

West Indies captain Jason Holder has moved up a place to the number-two spot in the Reliance ICC Test rankings for bowlers.

The 28-year-old Barbadian, who is also the number-one-ranked Test all-rounder in the world, took match figures of seven wickets for 91 runs in the first Test against England in the #RaisetheBat series that concluded on Sunday with the Caribbean men winning the closely fought match by four wickets.

Holder’s 6 for 42 in the first innings against England at the Ageas Stadium in Southampton, helped restrict the home side to 204 on Thursday’s second day and helped set up a famous victory for the West Indies.

The performance that included 1 for 49 in England’s second innings, earned the lanky medium pacer 32 points in the Test rankings taking him to 862 points.

Those points also moved him ahead of New Zealand's Neil Wagner who has 843 ranking points.

Australia’s Pat Cummings leads the rankings with 904 points.

Kemar Roach, who went wicketless in the match is ranked 16th with 731 points while Man-of-the-Match Shannon Gabriel is ranked 18th with 726 points. Gabriel took 9 wickets in the match and was a key player in the West Indies victory on Sunday.

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