Jason Holder, Deandra Dottin dominate CWI/WIPA Awards

By August 20, 2019

West Indies captain Jason Holder was named Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year at the West Indies Players' Association/Cricket West Indies annual awards in Antigua on Monday night.

Holder became the first West Indies player to become the top-ranked Test all-rounder since Sir Garry Sobers in 1974. His 778 rating points was the highest by any West Indies bowler since Courtney Walsh in 2001.

The often-criticized captain also scored an unbeaten 202 against England in January to help the Caribbean side reclaim the Wisden trophy. It was the third-highest score by a number eight batsman in the history of the sport.

He also took 40 wickets during the period.

Shai Hope lifted the award for ODI Player of the Year for the second year running. The young Barbadian 757 ODI runs, including three centuries and three half-centuries at an average of 63.08.

Promising Guyanese allrounder Keemo Paul walked away with the T20 Player of the Year Award while Oshane Thomas was rewarded for his strong year with the Emerging Player of the Year Award.

Among the women, Women’s Player of the Year Deandra Dottin’s outstanding year was rewarded with the Women’s Two Player of the Year and the Women’s ODI Player of the Year Awards.

In ODIs, Dottin made 207 runs and took 15 wickets.

Other awardees on the night include First-class team of the year: Guyana; Championship player of the year: Rakheem Cornwall; Super 50 Player of the year: Yanick Ottley; Caribbean T20 player of the year: Andre Russell; Under-19 player of the year: Joshua Bishop; Under-19 team of the year: Trinidad & Tobago; and Umpire of the year: Joel Wilson

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