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Kemar Roach

Kemar Roach

West Indies West Indies

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BORN June 30, 1988
BIRTH PLACE St. Lucy, Barbados
CURRENT AGE 31
ROLE Bowler
BATTING STYLE Right Handed
BOWLING STYLE Right-arm fast
ICC RANKING ODI TEST T20I
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Bowling 63 12
All Rounder

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 revives your memories of the eighties and the early nineties; a time which saw tear away West Indian bowlers sending shivers down opposition batsmen’s spines through their sheer pace. The young Barbadian though, still not of that ilk regularly clocks 150kph and is more than capable of hurrying through batsman.

Roach represented West Indies in the 2006 Under-19 WC and after playing just four first-class matches, was selected in the national squad to face Australia. He was handed his T20 debut during the same tour and was impressive with figures of 2-29 in his maiden game. He later made his ODI debut against Bermuda, before he got his lucky break in Tests when West Indies fielded an under strength side against Bangladesh. The tour of Australia enhanced his reputation where he was easily one of West Indies’ best bowlers, even forcing Ricky Ponting to retire hurt in the third and final Test.

The youngster generally gets the ball to skid off the surface with the extra yard of pace being his element of surprise. West Indies have unearthed a gem in Roach and if nurtured, he could one day become one of their premier bowlers.

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5046 120
2 Australia 4320 108
3 New Zealand 3449 105
4 South Africa 3177 102
5 England 4593 102
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7748 121
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 South Africa 5193 110
5 Australia 5854 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 8366 270
2 Australia 6986 269
3 England 5568 265
4 South Africa 4720 262
5 India 10645 260
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