BAN vs WI 2022: West Indies on Thursday named a 13-member Test squad for their two-match Test series against Bangladesh. Windies Test squad receives a boost with the addition of their senior pacer Kemar Roach ahead of their first Test on Thursday in Antigua.
Roach who had sustained an injury while playing County Cricket for Surrey was uncertain for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh which is a part of the WTC 2021-2023 cycle. However, Roach made his way into the Test squad after passing a fitness assessment conducted on the eve of the first Test.
Kemar Roach who accounts for 242 Test Scalps in his kitty from 71 games is the leading wicket-taker for West Indies in the longest format of cricket. Roach will pair up with Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, and Kyle Mayers to form a strong pace department.
West Indies Head Coach Phil Simmons is happy with Roach’s return to the Test squad. He further said that the addition of the fiery pace will boost their bowling attack & add more strength to their 13-member squad.
“It’s brilliant that he’s (Roach) fit for the Test match. He’s always an inspiration for the younger players we have here and he’s ready to go. With 250 wickets around the corner, we’re happy with what he brings to the table, not just on the field but in the dressing room as well. I’m glad he’s fit and looking forward to seeing him getting out there and doing what he does so well,” Simmons said
Talking about West Indies position on the WTC 2021-2023 Points Table, they are currently placed at the sixth position on the Points Table by losing three & winning two Tests out of seven matches they have played. West Indies have a win percentage of 35.71. On the other hand, Bangladesh is lagging at the bottom of the Points Table with ninth points in their kitty after winning one & losing six matches out of eight matches they have played.
The first Test between West Indies and Bangladesh starts on Thursday (June 16) at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
BAN vs WI 2022: West Indies Test squad
Kraigg Brathwaite (c), John Campbell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, Kyle Mayers, Joshua Da Silva (wk), Raymon Reifer, Alzarri Joseph, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Gudakesh Motie, Anderson Phillip, Devon Thomas.
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