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Windies trio on the rise in ICC rankings

Windies trio on the rise in ICC rankings
28 Dec
2017

Opener Evin Lewis, all-rounder Rovman Powell and captain Jason Holder have all managed to move up in the ICC one-day players rankings, despite West Indies’ dismal showing in the recent three-match series.

Left-hander Lewis jumped 11 places in the batting rankings to 65th while Powell also rose 11 spots to be 127th.

Holder, meanwhile, leapt six places to be on the brink of the top 20 in the bowling rankings at 21st.

The trio’s movement comes on the heels of the Caribbean side’s 3-0 whitewash at the hands of New Zealand where they found themselves completely outplayed.

However, Lewis was one of two Windies batsmen in the series with half-centuries, scoring 76 in the opening match in Whangarei which the visitors lost by five wickets.

The Trinidadian finished the series with 86 runs from two matches – the most by a Windies player.

Powell was also among the runs in the first game scoring an attacking 59, a knock which marked his maiden half-century in ODIs.

Seamer Holder finished as the joint highest wicket-taker for the Windies with five wickets, alongside left-arm speedster Sheldon Cottrell who also picked up the same number of scalps.

Indian stroke-maker Virat Kohli leads an unchanged top 10 in the batting rankings while Pakistani paceman Hasan Ali continues to head the bowling rankings.