There are a multitude of strong contenders for this week's Cricket World Player of the Week award from Peter Fulton's twin centuries in the Auckland Test to Shane Shillingford's ten wickets against Zimbabwe and AB de Villiers' series-clinching innings in the final ODI against Pakistan. However, because his performance helped his side achieve a historic 4-0 whitewash over Australia Ravindra Jadeja just pinches it due to his excellence in Delhi.
West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford couldn't have asked for much more on his return to Dominica as a Test cricketer, taking five wickets on day one against Zimbabwe.
His haul of five for 59, allied to Marlon Samuels taking three for 10, bundled Zimbabwe out for 175 before West Indies closed on 114 for two in reply.
Shane Shillingford returned career-best figures of six for 49 to bowl West Indies to a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Test in Barbados, and he has hailed his effort as his 'best performance ever'.
Zimbabwe were dismissed for just 107 in their second innings, leaving West Indies with a paltry target of 12, which either side of the lunch break on the third day, they polished off for the loss of Kieran Powell's wicket.
Zimbabwe's slim hopes of victory all but disappeared in the first over on day three as they lost captain Brendan Taylor for just six.
The remainder of the middle-order folded to Shane Shillingford, who ended with six for 49, and but for Craig Ervine, who was dropped twice, an innings defeat would have been the result. As it was, just two overs after an interestingly scheduled lunch interval, West Indies wrapped up a nine-wicket win.
The West Indies have named uncapped quick bowler Shannon Gabriel as the only newcomer in their 15-man Test squad to tour England.
Opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite and Carlton Baugh have been dropped in favour of Marlon Samuels and Denesh Ramdin while spinner Devendra Bishoo has been left out with Shane Shillingford included.
The West Indies have added off-spinner Shane Shillingford to their Test squad ahead of the second match agaisnt Australia, which begins in Trinidad on Sunday (15th April).
Shillingford, who played the latest of his five Tests in Sri Lanka in 2010 and then had to undergo remodelling of his action, recently took 38 wickets in five first-class matches for the Windward Islands.
West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford has been cleared to return to international cricket after his remodelled bowling action met the approval of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
His action was reported following a Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in November and he has since undergone five months of intense remedial work.
West Indian off-spinner Shane Shillingford is making good progress towards a return to playing cricket again with a remodelled action, the West Indies Cricket Board report.
Shillingford, who has played five Tests, was reported and subsequently banned for bowling with an illegal action in December 2010 during a Test series in Sri Lanka.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed that an independent test had found the bowling action of the West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford to be illegal and the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket.
The independent analysis was performed by Prof. Bruce Elliott, member of the ICC Panel of Human Movement Specialists, at the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health, University of Western Australia (UWA), Perth on 9th December.