Windies’ Joseph and Hosein achieve career-best ratings in ODI rankings
Akeal Hosein (left) and Alzarri Joseph (right).

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) – West Indies duo of Alzarri Joseph and Akeal Hosein have achieved career-best ratings in the ICC Men’s One Day International (ODI) player rankings announced on Wednesday.

Joseph, 26, leapt eight places to 11th spot and Hosein, 29, moved up one place to 20th in the rankings, which considered performances in two matches each of the India vs Australia, Bangladesh vs Ireland, and South Africa vs West Indies series.

Pacer Joseph grabbed three for 53 in the second ODI against the South Africans at Buffalo Park in East London that the West Indies won, and three for 50 in the third and final ODI of the series at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom that the Caribbean side lost to share the series 1-1. The first match was rained out.

The Antiguan has taken 93 wickets at 27 runs apiece in 56 ODIs for the Windies, and he enjoys a strike rate of a little under 31.

At the same time, left-arm spinner Hosein, the only other West Indies bowler in the top 20, took three for 59 and two for 49 in the two matches respectively.

The Trinidadian has captured 49 wickets at 27 each in 31 ODIs for the Caribbean side, and he has a strike rate of a little over 34.

On the batting, new West Indies ODI captain Shai Hope moved up two places to 12th after he made a match-wining 128 not out – his 14th ODI hundred – in the second ODI – his first substantive match in charge of the Caribbean side.

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