West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has made a big statement about the tour of England. Kemar Roach has said that this tour of England is like an Ashes series for us. Kemar Roach said that the only goal of the West Indies team is to win the Test series and take home the trophy. The last time the Test series between West Indies and England took place, the Caribbean team won it and Kemar Roach wants his team to perform the same way this time too.
In a conversation with The Guardian, Kemar Roach said that the series had set a tone. All the players did well and we want to repeat the same thing here. Withdrawing the Test series trophy is our first goal. It would be great to win in England but we also have to defend the trophy. This is like an Ashes series for us, so we have to go to that zone.
Kemar Roach did a tremendous performance against England in the West Indies
Let us tell you that the last time the England team visited the West Indies, Kemar Roach bowled tremendously. He took a total of 18 wickets and was named Man of the Series. He bowled extremely deadly in the Barbados Test match. This time too Kemar Roach wants to perform something similar.
Significantly, cricket is coming back after the corona virus. The Test series between England and West Indies will begin on 8 July. The first match between the two teams will be played at Southampton. This series will be of 3 Test matches. The limited overs will then be played. After the West Indies, the Test series will start between Pakistan and England and the Pakistani team has already reached England.
West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has made a big claim and said that the absence of Root, who is the captain of England team and the batting batsman, will be a profitable deal for the West Indies. Joe Root is with his wife for the birth of their second child and as such they will not be part of the host England squad against the West Indies in the first Test match starting on 8 July in Southampton. He will be succeeded by Ben Stokes.
In the second match of the three-match series, Joe Root will become part of the team, but the batting of the host team in the match will be very weak, because the team has also been craving for a good opening pair for the last few years. Speaking to ESPN Cricinfo, Kemar Roach said, “A Test match without Root, the great figures he has, is of little benefit to us. He is the kind of player who keeps England batting together. He Has done a tremendous job for the team over the years. “
Caribbean bowler Kemar Roach has continued, “Without him (Joe Root), it is a little bit of an advantage for us, but also a little loss, because there are some new people coming in, in which we will obviously have to work and see that What are their weaknesses and try to take advantage of them. So it becomes 50-50, but once we put the balls in the right area, I think we have a very good chance of going there and doing well. Give chance. “
Root left England’s training camp on Wednesday afternoon to be with his wife. In this way, all-rounder Ben Stokes will lead England in the first Test. The right-handed batsman also missed England’s three-day intra-squad warm-up match, which was played from 1-3 July. Root will also begin a seven-day self-isolation period at home after leaving the hospital with his family. He will join the England team ahead of the second Test at Emirates Old Trafford on 13 July.