West Indies Player of the Year

West Indies’ captain, Jason Holder gestures during the Cricket World Cup match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, England, Monday, July 1, 2019.
Associated Press / Scott Heppell

West Indies captain Jason Holder was voted Player-of-the-Year, during seventh annual West Indies Players Association/Cricket West Indies Awards, held at Sandals Grand Antigua Resort and Spa in Antigua last week.

He also copped the Test Player-of-the-Year award, having led the Windies to a Test series win over England earlier this year, while Shai Hope took the ODI Player of the Year trophy and Keemo Paul won the Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year award.

Holder, 27, a lower order batsman, gathered 565 runs in eight Tests during the period under consideration- April 2018 to Match 2019- including a monumental maiden Test double hundred against England in the first Test in Barbados last January.

The innings — an unbeaten 202 — propelled West Indies to a 381 run victory, laying the foundation for a 2-1 series win and recapture the Wisden Trophy for the first time in a decade. During the same period he captured 40 wickets with is medium pace bowling.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Yannick Ottley was named Super50 Player-of-the-Year, while Rakeem Cornwall took the Championship Player of the Year award.

West Indies all-rounder, Andre Russell took the Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year.

Meanwhile, Jamaican Deandra Dottin captured the women’s ODI and Twenty20 Player-of-the-Year awards while T&T won the Under-19 Team-of-the-Year trophy.

West Indies’ Andre Russell bowls during a practice session in Gros Islet, St. Lucia.
Associated Press / Andres Leighton, File

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