Flashback: Only two West Indians with 150 wickets and 2500 runs in Tests

All-rounders play a crucial part in any team in any particular format. It is a luxury for a skipper to have them on their side. With their all-round abilities with both bat and ball, all-rounders provide a perfect balance. Two West Indian cricketers have achieved the double of 2500 runs and 150 wickets in the longest format of the game and they feature in this article.

Let’s take a look at the two West Indies players with 150 wickets and 2500 runs in Test cricket:

Garry Sobers

The legendary player made his debut in the format against England at Kingston in April 1954. In 93 Tests, the left-handed batter struck 8032 runs at a solid average of 57.78. In 160 innings, Sobers smashed 26 centuries and 30 half-centuries with the highest score of 365*. With the ball in hand, he picked up 235 wickets in 159 innings at an average of 34.03. He picked up five wickets in an innings six times with the best bowling figures of 6/73. His last appearance also came against the same opposition at Port of Spain in March 1974.

Jason Holder

Jason Holder is the second name on this elite list. The tall Barbadian made his Test debut against New Zealand at Bridgetown in 2014. In 62 matches, the right arm medium fast bowler has snared 155 scalps at an average of 28.80. In 110 innings, he has picked up five wickets in an innings eight times and ten scalps in a match once with the best bowling performance of 6/42. The right-handed batter has amassed 2744 runs at an average of 29.50. In 110 innings, Holder has slammed three centuries and 12 half-centuries with the highest score of 202*.