2 Sep / 2017(474)…Improved partnership in test cricket under Holder’s leadership

WestIndies posted their 3rd Test win under Jason Holder’s leadership. In Oct 2015 he was appointed their 36th captain, and second youngest to lead a test team. The success rate under him is very little(3 games), nevertheless they have managed to reduce their loss rate away from home (3/8).

The win at Leeds was also their 2nd away from home under Holder, suggesting they perform much better when playing away from home.

The Leeds win also witnessed their first double century partnership in 4 years.  The 4th wkt stand of 246 between opener Kraigg  Brathwaite and Shai Hope became winning factor for them in 2nd test.

Here is average runs/wkt for batting partnerships under Holder’s captaincy.


Batting Partnerships - Average runs for each wicket.

In terms of volume and consistency their away/neutral performance is much better than their home performance. In terms of century stands their home record under Holder is slightly better (5 century stand in 9 tests v 4 century stand in 10 tests).

Here is a link to role-play

(253-II)…Role play: Utility

All data is updated at end of 2nd Test match played at Leeds.

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