Cricket : Jason Holder says, ‘my rivalry with Ben Stokes will continue’

After first two days of England vs West Indies series, if someone is at the top of world – it is the West Indian captain Jason Holder. The world’s number 1 all rounder again proved his extremely underrated bowling prowess to to take 6 English wickets as the visitors bowled England team out for meagre 204 at Southampton. 

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Holder in a post match interview to BBC Sport said his rivalry with England’s Ben Stokes will continue throughout the series after dismissing him on the second day of the first Test.

“It was good to get his wicket and hopefully I can get it a few more times,” Holder told BBC Sport.

“I’m sure we’ll have a good rivalry over these next couple of weeks, as we’ve had in the past.

West Indies reached 57-1 – trailing by 147 – before bad light ended play early.

Holder is ranked as the number one all-rounder in Test cricket, one place above Stokes, who in April was named as Wisden’s leading cricketer in the world.

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The Windies captain’s position at the pinnacle of the official ICC ratings as number 1 all rounder in the world – ahead of Ben Stokes – before the match would have raised eyebrows, but after his performance – no one will doubt that. But still, Holder feels Stokes will surely try to hit back when he comes out to bat. 

“He’s a competitor, a really good cricketer,” Holder said. “I’m sure he’ll be in my face when we come to bat.”

The wicket of Stokes – caught behind for 43 – was Holder’s first in a burst of 3-1 in 14 deliveries as he claimed his sixth five-wicket haul in 10 Tests.

“It feels good,” Holder said. “It’s a proud moment to take six wickets against England.

“I really want to make some runs. My Test is far from over. I still have a massive contribution to make with the bat.”