West Indies have recalled pacer Kemar Roach for their three-Test tour of England starting next month. Also Read - Ben Stokes Smacks Massive Six Off Kemar Roach Enroute 78 on Day 5 of 2nd Test Between England-West Indies | WATCH
Roach was picked by selectors for his impressive show in the domestic circuit and moreover he has not played a Test match for the last 18 months. Also Read - Eng vs WI: Ben Stokes Falls Prey to a Wild Reverse Sweep of Kemar Roach on Day 2, Twitter Reacts | SEE POSTS
“Kemar’s return is welcomed as he was one of the best fast bowlers in Tests in the recent past for us,” Courtney Browne said. Also Read - Ben Stokes Shocks Himself After Hitting Alzarri Joseph For an Effortless Six During England vs West Indies 2nd Test at Old Trafford | WATCH VIDEO
“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 for West Indies, having taken 122 wickets at an average of 30.23. While two uncapped players have been included in the 15-member squad and they are opening batsman Kyle Hope and allrounder Raymon Reifer.
However, Darren Bravo has been kept out despite tendering an apology for calling Cricket West Indies president a “big idiot” in a tweet last year. It is believed that the apology came a bit late and he will be considered for selection in the future.
After the three-Test series, West Indies will be playing five ODIs and one T20I.
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.