Cricket West Indies (CWI) on Friday named Kraigg Brathwaite as the new skipper of the national team following the side’s successful win against Bangladesh by 2-0. The 28-year-old will replace all-rounder Jason Holder who had assumed the role back in September 2015.
Brathwaite recently achieved success by whitewashing Bangladesh 2-0 recently, therefore CWI named him as the new skipper of West Indies in the longest format.
Holder is currently the number one allrounder in the world and his records as a skipper as well as an individual player have been really impressive over the years. Jimmy Adams, the director of CWI praised Holder for his valuable contribution to the Test team, especially after taking over the captaincy role five and a half years ago.
“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” Adams said.
Kraig is a good batsman and opens for West Indies in Test cricket. He also heaped praises from the national team’s lead selector Roger Harper.
“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.” Adams said.