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Famous cricket players of West Indies: Kemar Andre Jamal Roach

by on March 21, 2011
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 Famous cricket players of West Indies: Kemar Andre Jamal Roach

  • Kemar Roach is a right-arm fast bowler of West Indian cricket team. Roach is considered to be the only bowler who can bowl six consecutive balls at 150 kph in all formats of cricket. Roach gained attention when he struck Ricky Ponting’s elbow with a 146kph bouncer.
  • Kemar Roach made his ODI debut in West Indian cricket team on August 20, 2008 against Bermuda. Roach has played 64 ODI matches, taking 98 wickets at an average of 26.84 with an economy rate of 4.90. The best bowling figure of Kemar Roach in ODI is 6/27.
  • Kemar Roach made his test debut on July 9, 2009 against Bangladesh. Roach has played 28 test matches securing 111 wickets at an economy rate of 3.12 with an average of 25.98. The best test bowling figures of Roach in test innings and match are 6/48 and 7/116.
  • Kemar Roach has played 5 matches in World Cup, taking 13 wickets at an economy rate of 3.88 with an average of 12. The best bowling figure of Kemar Roach in World Cup is 6/27. He was one of the leading bowlers in 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • In 15 matches, Roach has taken 26 wickets, an average of two wickets per match. His strike rate is 27.8.
  • Kemar Roach has proved himself to be a good bowler coming from West Indian Cricket Team. Cricket lovers have still not forgotten the great bowling Line up West Indian Cricket Team once had!

Highlights of player record:

  • In 2012, Kamer Roach became the first bowler for West Indies who took 10 wickets in a test match since 2005.
  • He has easily touched the speed of 150km/hr at various occasions along with controlling the ball efficiently.

Kamer Roach has the energy and skills that could make him invincible bowler for West Indian team. However it is important that he is given a chance to perform frequently so he could polish his bowling skills a little more. With 2015 ICC World Cup ahead, Roach will be under pressure to perform for his team. 

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