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Brathwaite, Joseph among best Test/ODI players for 2022

Published:Friday | December 30, 2022 | 1:02 AMOrane Buchanan/Staff Reporter
Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Brathwaite
Alzarri Joseph
Alzarri Joseph

DESPITE completing the 2022 season on a losing note, following the team’s 2-0 defeat to Australia in their recently concluded Test series, West Indies opening batter and captain, Kraigg Brathwaite, has reasons to smile following his inclusion in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test team of the year.

The 30-year-old Barbadian who played a total of seven matches, finished the year scoring a total of 687 runs, at an average of 62.40, inclusive of two centuries and five half-centuries. Brathwaite’s highest score for the year came back in March when he cracked 160 against England at his home ground Kensington Oval, Barbados.

The other players included in the ICC’s team of the year are Australia’s Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labushagne, Pat Cummins and Nathan Lyon; England’s Joe Root, James Anderson, Johnny Bairstow and Ben Stokes, India’s Rishabh Pant and South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada.

Fast bowler Alzarri Joseph was the sole member of the Windies team in the ICC’s ODI team of the year. The 26-year-old Antiguan Joseph took a total of 27 wickets at an average of 25.70 in 17 matches.

The other players included in the ICC’s ODI team of the year are Australia’s Travis Head and Adam Zampa, India’s Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer and Mohammed Siraj, Pakistan’s Babar Azam, New Zealand’s Trent Boult and Tom Latham, Zimbabwe’s Sikanda Raza and Bangladesh’s Mehidy Hasan Miraz.