West Indies added senior tempo bowler Kemar Roach to their squad forward of the primary Take a look at match towards Bangladesh on Thursday in Antigua.
Roach had sustained an damage whereas County Cricket for Surrey and was unsure to play the two-match Take a look at sequence towards Bangladesh, which can also be a part of the World Take a look at Championship 2021-2023.
Kemar Roach added to West Indies 13-member Take a look at squad for Bangladesh Exams
On the eve of the primary Take a look at, Cricket West Indies confirmed that Roach handed a health evaluation and was added because the thirteenth participant of their squad for the 2 Exams towards Bangladesh.
Roach, who has 242 Take a look at scalps in 71 video games, is the main wicket-taker for West Indies amongst energetic gamers within the conventional format of cricket. Roach might possible pair with Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales and Kyle Mayers within the tempo quartet of the West Indies bowling assault.
Kemar Roach is at all times an inspiration for the youthful gamers we’ve right here: Phil Simmons
West Indies head coach Phil Simmons mentioned Roach has the appeal to encourage children within the staff and the addition of the 33-year-old is a significant enhance for his or her aspect.
“It’s sensible that he’s (Roach) match for the Take a look at match. He’s at all times an inspiration for the youthful gamers we’ve right here and he’s able to go. With 250 wickets across the nook, we’re proud of what he brings to the desk, not simply on the sector however within the dressing room as properly. I’m glad he’s match and searching ahead to seeing him getting on the market and doing what he does so properly,” Simmons mentioned.
West Indies are at the moment positioned sixth on the factors desk of ICC WTC 2021-2023 with simply a few victories every towards Pakistan and England whereas shedding three video games and drawing two. West Indies have a win share of 35.71.
In the meantime, Bangladesh are languishing on the backside of the factors desk (ninth place) with a solitary win towards New Zealand, six losses and one attract eight Exams.
The primary Take a look at between West Indies and Bangladesh begins on Thursday (June 16) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
West Indies Take a look at squad towards Bangladesh: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Devon Thomas.