Jason Holder bags top honours at Cricket West Indies Awards, Shai Hope adjudged ODI Player of the Year
Jason Holder celebrates taking a wicket. @AFP

West Indies’ Test and ODI captain Jason Holder was received the best Test player of the Year award and West Indies’ Player of the Year at the 7th CWI/WIPA Awards 2019. Under Holder’s captaincy in 2018, West Indies drew three-match home Test series against Sri Lanka 1-1 and later defeated Bangladesh in two-match Test series 2-0.

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During the period, the 27-year-old all-rounder scored 336 runs and scalped 33 wickets in Tests maintained his good run in the ODIs, scoring 405 runs and picking up 21 wickets.

Shai Hope
Shai Hope scored 875 runs in 2018. @AFP

Shai Hope, West Indies’ highest run-scorer in 2018, was adjudged as the West Indies’ ODI Player of the Year. The right-handed batsman scored 875 runs at 67.30 in 2018, that included three centuries and three half-centuries.

Keemo Paul bagged the T20 Player of the Year award. He had made his debut on the tour of Pakistan in April 2018, where Jason Mohammed led a second-string side in the absence of key players. In his debut year, the bowling all-rounder was a cut above others with 17 wickets and 124 runs in 13 matches.

Pacer Oshane Thomas was adjudged as the Emerging Player of the year while Rahkeem Cornwall, who is in line to make his Test debut against India this week, was adjudged West Indies championship Player of the Year. Andre Russell bagged the Caribbean T20 player award.

Big-htting allrounder Deandra Dottin swept top three awards – West Indies women Player of the Year, West Indies Women’s ODI Player of the Year and the T20 Player of the Year. The 28-year-old all-rounder Dottin scored 114 runs in five innings and scalped 12 wickets in six ODIs last year. In T20Is, she put up an impressive performance with 251 runs and 16 wickets, highest for her team.