Windies recall Roach for England tour

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 09:37:13



FAST bowler Kemar Roach has been recalled to the West Indies squad for their three-Test tour of England starting next month, the selection panel said on Saturday.
Roach, who has not played a Test for 18 months, was chosen after displaying fine form in domestic competition, said chairman of selectors Courtney Browne. “Kemar’s return is welcomed as he was one of the best fast bowlers in Tests in the recent past for us,” Browne said.

“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.”
Roach has played 37 Tests, taking 122 wickets at an average of 30.23. Uncapped opening batsman Kyle Hope and left-handed all-rounder Raymon Reifer were also chosen in the 15-man squad.

But Darren Bravo has not been picked.
West Indies will play three Tests against England before a new squad is chosen for five One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 game.
Squad: 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.