Kemar Roach Targets 300 Wickets As West Indies Aim For Series Win Vs Bangladesh

Kemar Roach Targets 300 Wickets As West Indies Aim For Series Win Vs Bangladesh

When Kemar Roach With his run out in the second Test against Bangladesh starting at the Darren Semi Stadium on Friday, he will do so knowing that he is just one wicket short of being included in the West Indies bowlers’ group. The 33-year-old Barbadian fast bowler took 249 wickets in Tests, similar to 1970s and 80s legend Michael Holding. Another skull and Roach will become only the sixth West Indies bowler to join the ‘250 Club’, then Courtney Walsh (519 wickets), Kirtley Ambrose (405), Malcolm Marshall (376), Lance Gibbs (309) and Joel Garner (259).

After returning a 74-run seven-wicket match to beat the West Indies by seven wickets in the first Test in Antigua, Roach admitted that he had set a target of 300 Test wickets.

“I’m always one for statistics,” he told the press after the match. “I love my stats. I always look at my stats. Every night. Even if I’m not playing, I still look at my stats so it’s good to be one of the great people.

“It’s good to be there with all the great people in West Indies cricket.”

Roach and his teammates will have a lot of confidence in their victory in the first Test, which was followed by a 1-0 series win at home against England in March.

Another win would not only ensure the series but also take the West Indies to sixth place above Pakistan in the World Test Championship.

In Antigua, there was a good backup from Roach. Jaden SalesHe took three wickets for 33 runs in the first innings. Alzari Joseph Who took three wickets in each innings.

Captain Craig Brathwaite In the first innings, he set a tone for the batsmen with 94 runs, while being 224 for 265 for four shows that there is still some work to be done.

On the other hand, Bangladesh’s batting was weak with the top order, especially Najam Hussain. مومن الحقCompletely out of form

His first innings of 103 in Antigua, which included six ducks, was the fifth of 12 full innings this year when he was dismissed for less than 200 runs.

Despite a more respectable 245 in the second inning, that meant he was on the back foot throughout the game.

Mominol has had a particularly difficult time: his scores of 0 and 4 make him the first top five batsman since George Bonner, whose Test career ended in 1888, to score nine consecutive single-digit scores.


“If he thinks he needs a break, it could be,” the Bangladesh captain said شکیب الحسن Said after the first test.

He will remain in place despite no clear alternative. Inam-ul-Haq Can be prepared at the expense of Najam.

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