“Jason is always someone who gives his all. Jason has a lot of value to add in all formats.”- Andre Coley

The Proteas comfortably wrapped up the series against the West Indies 2-0 at the Wanderers on Saturday.

The home team required four wickets in the second session on the fourth day and duly completed the job to win by a massive 284 runs after the West Indies were dismissed for 106.

South Africa scored 320 runs in the first innings and the visitors scored 251 runs in reply. The home team were earlier bowled out for 321

Hoverer, West Indies will use the next year to map out a management plan for their red and white-ball players to ensure they enjoy a balance between international and franchise cricket. That was the parting shot interim coach Andre Coley offered at the end of a fairly tough three months of Test cricket for his team.

Regional team played in Australia, Zimbabwe and South Africa and won one of their six Test matches on the road to finish the 2021-2023 World Test Championship in seventh spot. While the results are not exactly what Coley was after, he hopes these tours have laid the groundwork for West Indies to plan how to approach future Test series, while juggling player availability for T20 leagues.

Interim coach Coley said,

“There’s no doubt that playing international cricket helps to develop your level of the game. White-ball [cricket] may be the big money-earner but if you really look at the players who are very good at both red and white balls, they would have had a good grounding in Test cricket.”

“It’s important for us to find that balance. I know the players want to play for the West Indies and we want our best players to play for the West Indies, but the balance is important. It’s also their livelihood.”

“If we can, over the next 12 months, plan out with the members of the different squads how we can best manage to keep everyone as fresh as possible, for international and for franchise cricket, we will have a good chance of being more competitive.”

Holder, who became their second to reach 2,500 Test runs after Gary Sobers with 150 wickets, has also played in all six SA20 Tests this summer. He is also in the West Indies ODI and T20 squads to play South Africa and will then move on to the IPL where he is signed by Rajasthan Royals.

From there, Holder will have to take part in the 50-over World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe – the West Indies are currently eighth in the points table – before a home Test series – either by South Africa or Sri Lanka – in the coming weeks. can be acquired.

As per this schedule, Holder will be extremely busy. The interim coach further emphasized that Holder, who is the leading all-rounder in the squad, should be managed physically as well as mentally.

“Jason is always someone who gives his all. This morning, I knew he was on fumes,” Coley said. “He always raises his hand up and says, ‘Coach I am going to give everything today’. He continues to be a valuable member of our team because of the volume of bowling that he is required to do.”

“So he ends up batting at No. 8 and has to have a heavy workload batting and bowling. I do believe Jason has a lot of value to add in all formats. He is in the three squads. It becomes important for us to manage him not only physically but mentally.”

Holder scored 118 runs in 4 innings in the concluded Test series with an excellent half century.

1 thought on ““Jason is always someone who gives his all. Jason has a lot of value to add in all formats.”- Andre Coley”

  1. Coach I am going to let the puss out of di bag. you cant do it because of your position. Jason is your new test captain.
    Can understand you.


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