Jason Holder After Windies Win Over United Arab Emirates at ICC World Cup Qualifier
Windies captain Jason Holder spoke to CWI Media following the first round win over United Arab Emirates at the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament.
Holder, the tall 26-year-old, had the impressive figures of 5-53 as he took vital wickets at crucial stages in the UAE innings.
The Windies came away with victory by 60 runs to start their campaign on a winning note on Tuesday at the Old Hararians Club.
The Windies next match is against Papua New Guinea on Thursday at Old Hararians. First ball is 9:30am (3:30am Eastern Caribbean Time/2:30am Jamaica Time).
Tuesday’s win was set-up by Shimron Hetymer who made a superb 127 off 93 balls as Windies scored 357-4 off their 50 overs on a good pitch.
Playing in just his third ODI, the 21-year-old struck 14 fours and four sixes to earn the Man-of-the-Match award.
Hetmyer added 103 for the second wicket in just 12 overs with Chris Gayle, who made a brilliant 123 off 91 balls.
The powerful left-hander smashed – seven boundaries and 11 sixes en route his 23rd ODI century – the most by a West Indian. He became the third batsman to score centuries against 11 countries.
98. Jason Holder (Captain)
3. Jason Mohammed (Vice Captain)
70. Devendra Bishoo
26. Carlos Brathwaite
19. Sheldon Cotterell
45. Chris Gayle
2. Shimron Hetmyer
4. Shai Hope
17. Evin Lewis
33. Nikita Miller
5. Ashley Nurse
52. Rovman Powell
24. Kemar Roach
7. Marlon Samuels
60. Kesrick Williams
Start: 9:30am (3:30am Eastern Caribbean/2:30am Jamaica)
Tuesday, March 6: Windies beat UAE by 60 runs at Old Hararians
Thursday, March 8: vs Papua New Guinea at Old Hararians
Saturday, March 10: vs Ireland at Harare Sports Club
Monday, March 12: vs Netherlands at Harare Sports Club
Thursday, March 15 to Friday, March 23: Super Six stage
Sunday, March 25: FINAL at Harare Sports Club