We stand great chance to beat England once we get stuck into them: Kemar Roach
By: PTI | London |

Published: June 15, 2020 12:11:44 am


Kemar Roach has claimed 193 Test wickets to date (File Photo/AP)

West Indies have a great chance of retaining the Wisden Trophy if they will “get stuck into” the England crew, says pacer Kemar Roach, who exuded confidence of repeating the success they achieved within the Caribbean.

The West Indies crew beat England at house final yr to declare the Wisden Trophy. They are actually in England to play a three-match Test rubber, beginning July eight at Southampton.

The collection will mark the resumption of the worldwide cricket after the coronavirus hiatus.

The pacer stated the bowlers could have to “adjust their plans” in English situations and the important thing might be to assault.

“There are different conditions here to the Caribbean, the ball does a little bit more in England, so I think we have to adjust our plans. But I don’t think our mode of attack is going to change much,” Roach advised Press Association.

“You saw them in the Caribbean and it is pretty fresh in our minds. It’s always going to be tough to play England but once we get stuck into them, I think we stand a great chance of beating England.”

The 31-year-old, who has claimed 193 Test wickets to date, stated they’ll look to bother the England batsmen when the collection begins behind closed doorways, which can make a degree enjoying subject.

“Our plan was always to make it tough for the English batsmen. I don’t see any reason why we can’t execute that here and cause trouble to the English batsmen,” he stated.

“The strong England support they have here can play a part. Now it’s a more level playing field. When July 8 comes, let’s see how it goes and how fast we can adapt and get stuck into the English.”

Roach stated it has been robust to shine the ball within the cooler situations at Old trafford now that saliva is banned.

“It’s pretty tough,” he stated. “We have had some classes within the nets and the ambiance is fairly chilly, so there’s not a lot sweat you can produce.

“But we are coming up with some ways that we can probably get some gloss on the ball. It takes a lot more practice but we will keep working at it and see what the best way is.”

Roach additionally sounded a warning to fellow Barbadian pacer Jofra Archer, who performs for England, saying there might be “no friendships” with him in the course of the collection.

“Jofra made his decision and he’s done a fantastic job for England so far but there will be no friendships during this series,” stated Roach.

“It’s all about winning and playing hard cricket. We will devise a plan for our batsmen to counter him and I’m looking forward to that battle.”

Recalling his earlier days, Roach stated: “I noticed him as a teenager in home cricket again house in Barbados and all the time thought he was gifted. He has come over right here and proven what he can do.

“I want to wish him all the best in his career. But you will definitely see if we have any words for him on the field when that comes around.”

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