Kraigg Brathwaite becomes 37th West Indies Test team captain after replacing Jason Holder. West Indies Test Opener Kraigg Brathwaite-led West Indies completed a 2-0 series win in Bangladesh recently, after that Kraigg Brathwaite has been named the 37th Test captain of West Indies. 28-year-old Brathwaite replaced all-rounder Jason Holder in the position.
Jason Holder: The world number one all-rounder in Test cricket, led West Indies in 37 Tests since taking over from Denesh Ramdin in 2015, leading the side to 11 wins, 5 draws and 21 defeats.
Jimmy Adams, CWI Director of Cricket: heaped rich praises on Holder for serving the West Indies team as captain in his five-and-a-half-year tenure.
“On behalf of CWI, I would like to thank Jason for all he has given to the game in the region while serving as Captain of our Test team. Throughout his five-and-a-half-year tenure, he has led with dignity while always upholding the highest values of the sport. As the world’s leading Test all-rounder, we all believe that Jason still has a tremendous role to play in West Indies Test Cricket for many years to come.”
Roger Harper, CWI Lead Selector: sung praises for the new captain, saying that he is the right man to lead the West Indies Test side.
“We all believe that Kraigg is the right man to lead our Test side at this point in time and I’m delighted that he has accepted the role. In the recent Test series against Bangladesh, Kraigg was able to motivate his players to play to a very high level and create the culture we are looking to establish where the team showed a collective determination to fight and a real hunger for success.”
Kraigg Brathwaite: He previously captained the West Indies team 7 times in the absence of Jason Holder. Till date, Kraig Brathwaite has played 66 Test matches for West Indies. On the other hand, Kraigg Brathwaite, has reckoned that becoming the captain of the Test team was a honour for him, adding that he feels extremely proud and humble.
“It is a huge honour to be given the Captaincy of the West Indies Test team. I feel extremely proud and humbled that the Board and Selectors have given me the opportunity and responsibility to lead the team. The recent Test Series win in Bangladesh was a fantastic achievement and I’m really looking forward to the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka and I’m excited about what I believe this team can achieve in the future.” he said.
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