Jason Holder becomes No.1 Test all-rounder

Holder is the first West Indian to top the ICC Test All-rounders list since Sir Garry Sobers in March 1974.

Holder scored 202 not out off 229 balls in West Indies’ emphatic win against England.   -  ap

West Indies skipper Jason Holder has become  the first West Indian to top the ICC Test All-rounders list since Sir Garry Sobers in March 1974.

Holder's 202 not out off 229 balls in West Indies’ emphatic win against England powered him to the pole position. He also picked the crucial wickets of Joe Root and Keaton Jennings, as his all-round rating jumped to a career-best 440 points.

He leapfrogged Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan and India’s Ravindra Jadeja to grab the number one spot for the first time in his career. Jadeja, who slipped a place in all-rounder’s list, maintained his fifth position in bowler’s list.

Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli maintained his top position in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen while Cheteshwar Pujara remained at the No. 3 spot. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin (9th) held on to his ranking in the bowler's list.

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