Jason Holder praises Shanon Gabriel as West Indies defeat England

Ross Houston
July 15, 2020

He also showed plenty of tactical skill in the way he deployed his bowlers and had Stokes caught by the finer of two gully fielders he had cleverly deployed for the England talisman to spark a collapse that saw the hosts lose five wickets for 30 runs on Saturday. "That is still the issue for England", he added.

West Indies legend Michael Holding, who is doing commentary for Sky Sports, suggested that the match might have been the most watched in Test cricket history, as there are no other cricket games being played at this time worldwide.

Australia coach Justin Langer, speaking earlier on Thursday, said it was vital they went ahead with the tour of England "for the health of world cricket" despite the challenges posed by COVID-19.

That means England's white-ball team are set to be without several members of the team that beat New Zealand in last year's World Cup final including Joe Root and Ben Stokes.


Denly, who plays at No. 3, struggled with the bat in the opener, scoring 18 and 29 in the first and second innings, respectively. I would say, yes, 100%.

Brathwaite said the West Indies batters have to wear down the opposition and look for big scores. VVS Laxman scored an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka in the 2010 Colombo Test while Shakib Al Hasan made 96* during the 2009 Grenada Test against West Indies. They underestimated them, despite the Wisden Trophy now being in possession of Jason Holder.

A "frustrated, angry and gutted" Broad sought future reassurance after being dropped for the test as England opted for the express speed of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood and the experience of James Anderson in their pace attack. Look to the now.

The 52-year-old hoped that team selection for the next match would not be based on emotions.


If I didn't, what kind of message does it give to the guys we picked? Holder went past Brian Lara's 10 Test wins and is only behind Sir Clive Lloyd (36) and Sir Viv Richards (27). "But, in Test cricket, you can't just keep getting out and that's what he keeps doing", Darren Gough added.

0/61 - West Indies never lost while chasing a target of 200 or lower in Test cricket.

The ECB "sees this as a great opportunity to unite our fantastic cricket volunteers behind a campaign which will make a tangible difference in their local communities".

"Winning like that was absolutely phenomenal - and that's why it was an important win. He did the hard yards then make a mistake", Vaughan added.


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