Mumbai: Ahead of the three-Test series against England, Windies captain Jason Holder has said that he probably does not get as much credit as he probably would.
Jason Holder and Ben Stokes will lead the West Indies and England in the first Test of the three-Test series.
“I don’t really like getting into these individual accolades or the ICC rankings. Ben has always been talked to and quite rightly said, he is a really good cricketer, but the ICC rankings say that I’m the No. 1 ranked allrounder and maybe don’t get as much credit as probably I deserve, who knows,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Holder as saying.
“I’m not caught up, to be honest with it. Journalists are there to write their stories, I’m only here to play cricket. It’s always a good battle on the field when you face competitors like Stokesy, face competitors around the world,” he added.
Holder is the second West Indies player to hold the number one ranking among Test all-rounders after Sir Garry Sobers and has a career-best 473 points. Holder has been at the top since January 2019 while Stokes has 407 points and as a result, he is at the second position in the ICC rankings.
The first Test between England and West Indies will be played from today at the Ages Bowl in Southampton.
All international cricket has been suspended since March this year due to a coronavirus epidemic. However, the series between England and the West Indies will mark the return of international cricket.