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Kemar Roach Targets 300 Wickets As West Indies Purpose For Collection Win Vs Bangladesh | Cricket Information

When Kemar Roach marks out his run within the second Take a look at in opposition to Bangladesh, which begins on the Daren Sammy Stadium on Friday, he’ll accomplish that figuring out that he’s only one wicket wanting becoming a member of a really choose group of West Indian bowlers. The 33-year-old Barbadian tempo bowler goes into the Take a look at with 249 wickets to his identify, the identical as a legend of the Seventies and 80s, Michael Holding. Yet another scalp and Roach will turn into simply the sixth West Indies bowler to joint the ‘250 Membership’, following Courtney Walsh (519 wickets), Curtly Ambrose (405), Malcolm Marshall (376), Lance Gibbs (309) and Joel Garner (259).

After returning match figures of seven for 74 to fireplace West Indies to a seven-wicket win within the first Take a look at in Antigua, Roach admitted he was concentrating on 300 Take a look at wickets.

“I’m all the time one for stats,” he advised the press after the match. “I really like my stats. I all the time take a look at my stats. Each night time. Even when I am not taking part in, I nonetheless take a look at my stats so it is good to be among the many greats.

“It is good to be up there with all of the incredible folks in West Indies cricket.”

Roach and his teammates will take immense confidence from their victory within the first Take a look at which adopted a 1-0 sequence win at residence in opposition to England in March.

One other win wouldn’t simply safe the sequence however carry the West Indies above Pakistan to sixth within the World Take a look at Championship.

In Antigua, Roach had good back-up from Jayden Seales, who took three for 33 within the first innings, and Alzarri Joseph who picked up three wickets in every innings.

Skipper Kraigg Brathwaite set the tone for the batsmen with 94 within the first innings though a collapse from 224 for 4 to 265 all out suggests there’s additionally some work to be completed.

Bangladesh’s batting, then again, was feeble with the top-order, particularly Najmul Hossain and Mominul Haque, fully off form.

Their first innings 103 in Antigua, which included six geese, was the fifth time in 12 accomplished innings this 12 months that they’ve been bowled out for fewer than 200.

Despite a extra respectable 245 within the second innings, it meant they have been on the again foot for the complete sport.

Mominul has had a very robust time: his scores of 0 and 4 made him the primary top-five batter since George Bonner, whose Take a look at profession led to 1888, to chalk up 9 successive single-digit scores.


“If he thinks he wants a break, it could occur,” Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stated after the primary Take a look at.

With no apparent substitute in view he’s prone to hold his place, though Anamul Haque could also be drafted in on the expense of Najmul.

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