Jason Owner gained extensive appreciation in the UK last summertime after leading the initial global cricket trip throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet the all-rounder has actually currently been stood down as Examination captain of West Indies as well as changed by Kraigg Brathwaite.
Owner, 29, was among 10 West Indies gamers that pulled out of a trip of Bangladesh last month as a result of Covid-related issues, just for Brathwaite, his vice-captain as well as fellow Bajan, to after that steward the understrength side to a well-known 2-0 away triumph.
That project, one triggered by the debutant Kyle Mayers putting together a match-winning 210 not out in the initial Examination in Chittagong, has actually motivated Cricket West Indies to go with a long-term modification of management, finishing Owner’s 5 as well as a fifty percent years in the task.
Roger Harper, lead selector for West Indies, stated: “Most of us think that Kraigg is the appropriate guy to lead our Examination side at this moment in time as well as I’m pleased that he has actually approved the function. In the current Examination collection versus Bangladesh, Kraigg had the ability to encourage his gamers to play to an extremely high degree as well as produce the society we are wanting to develop where the group revealed a cumulative resolution to combat as well as an actual wish for success.”
After being selected as the youngest captain of West Indies back in 2015, aged 23 as well as with simply 8 caps to his name by that phase, Owner led the group to 11 wins as well as 21 beats throughout his 37 Examinations accountable. A 2-1 loss of England in the Caribbean in very early 2019 was perhaps the emphasize of his 4 collection success.
This was overshadowed in the eyes of several by the return collection in 2015, nevertheless, when Owner brought his West Indies side over to England for the initial Examination cricket played in a biosecure atmosphere in spite of monetary restraints seeing the gamers required to take a 50% pay cut on their main agreements.
Though they ultimately shed the collection 2-1, West Indies won the opener in Southampton many thanks to Owner’s numbers of 6 for 42 in the initial innings, while the all-rounder– rated No 1 worldwide presently– additionally spoke to tranquil authority as both sides noted the worldwide Black Lives Issue motion by taking a knee prior to suits.
Braithwate, the 28- year-old opener that is not component of the white-ball side captained by Kieron Pollard, starts his brand-new irreversible function with a two-Test collection versus Sri Lanka in Antigua from 21 March.