West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach selects for England tour


West Indies has included Kemar Roach in the squad for their test series against England that will get start next month. He last played in test match against Australia in the month of January 2016 in Sydney.

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Chief selector Courtney Browne gave him a warm welcome and asserted that he was one of the best fast bowlers in Test matches.

“Kemar’s return is welcomed as he was one of the best fast bowlers in Tests in the recent past for us,” chief selector Courtney Browne asserted.

“We have seen him during the last Digicel R4Day season show signs of his return to form. “He may not be bowling as quickly as before, but still possesses that skill we all knew he had, plus his experience adds greater depth to the attack.” He added.

In the longest format, Roach has clinched 122 wickets in 37 matches for West Indies team. Aside from Roach, uncapped batsmen Kyle Hope and Raymon Reifer have likewise been rung while Darren Bravo passed up a great opportunity for the choice.

The test series will include the main ever day/night Test in England from August 18 to 22 at Edgbaston. The second match will be at Headingley (August 25 to 29) with the third at Lord’s (September 7 to 11). Following the Test coordinates, the Windies will have the restricted overs portion of the visit. The squads for the five One-Day Internationals and erratic T20 International will be named at a later date.

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TEST Team:  Jason Holder (Captain), Kraigg Braithwaite (Vice Captain), Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shimron Hetmyer, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Kieran Powell, Raymon Reifer, Kemar Roach