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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 3rdbest 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 29 Tour Match – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily) – MATCH ENDED IN A DRAW
Wed, Jul 4 to Sun, Jul 8 1st Test – Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (10 am daily)
Thu, Jul 12 to Mon, Jul 16 2nd Test – Sabina Park, Jamaica (10 am daily)
Thu, Jul 19 Tour Match – UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI vs Bangladesh, Sabina Park (9:30 am)
Sun, Jul 22 1st One-day International – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am)
Wed, Jul 25 2nd One-day International – Guyana National Stadium (2:30 pm)
Sat, Jul 28 3rd One-day International – Warner Park, St. Kitts (9:30 am)
Tue, Jul 31 1st Twenty20 International – Warner Park (8 pm)
Sat, Aug 4 2nd Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park, United States (8 pm)
Sun, Aug 5 3rd Twenty20 International – Central Broward Regional Park (8 pm)




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