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HEADLINE: Holder's ambition regarding West Indies Test rankings 2019-12-03 05:56:54 

West Indies Test captain Jason Holder wants his side to be among the best in the world by July 2021 and goes further to expect a top-five ranking by then.

There was a time when that kind of brash talk would have been expected from a West Indian but not given the kind of lean times the region has had with bat and ball in the last 25 years.

Holder was speaking after the West Indies won its first Test match under new coach Phil Simmons in Lucknow, India, beating Afghanistan by nine wickets.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) started the World Test Championship on August 1, 2019, creating a league for the top nine Test-playing teams over two years with the top two teams qualifying for a World Test League Championship Final. The World Test Championship begins again in July of 2021.

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dayne 2019-12-03 13:16:37 

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A very good goal to aim for, but the WI's batting is unpredictable and inconsistent, the have to get Kraigg B firing again or try someone else.

Slipfeeler 2019-12-03 16:33:35 

Great ambition Holder, set your objectives then let us work to achieve it.