Shai Hope’s good form in the recent one-day series against India has seen him make a considerable leap in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings released yesterday.
The right-hander gained 20 places in the batting rankings to move to a career-best 61st, and be the third highest-ranked West Indies player behind Marlon Samuels (43rd) and Darren Bravo (60th).
The 23-year-old Hope topped West Indies’ batting in the just concluded limited overs series, chalking up 181 runs from four innings at an average of 45.
In the bowling rankings, West Indies captain and seamer Jason Holder jumped five places to 18th, after leading his side’s attack with eight wickets at 28 apiece during the recent series.
He snatched a career-best five for 27 in the fourth ODI in Antigua when West Indies pulled off a shock 11-run victory.
Off-spinner Ashley Nurse, who had a lean series with just two wickets, still managed to rise 13 spots to 45th in the rankings.
Holder and Nurse are the two highest-ranked West Indies bowlers, with the next best being fast bowler Shannon Gabriel at 71.
Australian seamer Josh Hazlewood leads the rankings in an unchanged top three.