Holder: Top four finish in World Test Championship a realistic target

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    West Indies pose with the trophy after beating Afghanistan (Photo credit: AFP)

    Jason Holder believes his West Indies team has a realistic chance of finishing in the top four of the World Test Championship.

    The regional team today completed a nine-wicket win over Afghanistan after just over two days of cricket.

    Holder picked up the remaining three wickets today as the Afghans were bowled out for 120 in their 2nd innings setting a target of 31.

    West Indies lost one wicket in the chase but got home in 6.2 overs.

    Despite being ranked 8th in the world, Holder is confident of the regional side’s chances in the World Test Championship which ends in 2021.

    “We’ve got some tough series coming up. We’ve got England, then South Africa coming to the Caribbean, then we’ve got New Zealand… all good cricket sides. But I don’t think it’s beyond us to beat them. We’ve just got to make sure we keep building and developing. Once we do that, we can compete with any side in the world. A realistic target in two years would be to be ranked three or four in the world.”

    One area that needs improvement according to Holder is the batting department while he’s happy with his bowlers’ efforts.