Windies players fail to shine

West Indies player Kraigg Brathwaite, bats during the first day of the third Test cricket match against India in Mumbai, India.
West Indies player Kraigg Brathwaite.

No West Indies cricketers have been named in any of the top ICC 10 players’ categories, according to a release from the International Cricket Council (ICC) recently.

Not a single one in the Test Player category; none in the One-Day International (ODI) category or in the Twenty20 category either.

The only West Indian player in the top 20 Test players list is Barbados-born Kraigg Brathwaite,

Braithwaite, 24, broke into the top Test 20 player at age 23, scored 95 not out against Pakistan (2-1,) which the Windies won in the final match of the series.

Darren Bravo was in the top 30, coming in at 26 while Shane Dowrich is in the top 60 at number 59.

On the ODI rankings, Marlon Samuels and Darren Bravo were the only players to break into the top 50, Samuels was ranked 29th on the list, while Bravo stood at 48th. In the Twenty20 players’ rankings, only Chris Gayle, at 14th, made it into the top 20 ranks. Samuels at 21 and Johnson Charles at 26, got into the top 30 ranks.

Globally, West Indies cricket team remains at eighth, on the ICC rankings just ahead of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

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