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CRICKET: Holder moves up in ICC rankings

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 9:57 AM

Newly appointed West Indies one-day captain Jason Holder has been given a boost ahead of his first World Cup campaign, after jumping 18 places in the latest ICC One-Day International (ODI) player rankings.



The 23-year-old seamer snatched eight wickets in the recent five-match series against South Africa, and has risen to a career-best 41st in the latest rankings announced yesterday.



Holder finished with a best of four for 53 in the fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth, which West Indies won by a wicket, with nine balls to spare.



That victory was their only of the series as they lost four-one.



Off-spinner Sunil Narine, who recently ruled himself out of the World Cup to continue remedial work on his bowling action, remains second in the bowlers' rankings headed by Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal.



Narine is the only West Indies bowler in the top 20, with fast bowler Kemar Roach lying at 23rd.



Meanwhile, all-rounder Andre Russell has also made good movement in the batting rankings, jumping 18 spots to 54th.



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