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Kemar Roach

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
West Indies, Barbados, West Indies A, Worcestershire, Hyderabad, West Indies Under-19, Brisbane Heat, West Indies Cricket Board President XI, Wayamba United, Antigua Hawksbills
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
15
Batting:
0
Bowling:
17
Home country:
West Indies
Born:
June 30, 1988, St. Lucy, Barbados

Profile

Kemar Roach 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.


Fast Facts

  • Kemar Roach is one of the few West Indian bowlers to have taken a five wicket haul in ODIs by the age of 21.
  • He has the unique distinction of a World Cup hat-trick to his name, a feat achieved in the 2011 ICC CWC.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 23 37 291 7 9.7 34.23 0 0 41
ODI 61 41 216 25 13.5 52.17 0 0 34
T20 11 1 3 1 - 150 0 0 3*
IPL 2 1 10 0 10 111.11 0 0 10
CLT20 1 1 3 1 - 150 0 0 3*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 23 42 4381 2356 85 6/48 / 27.71 3.22 1 5 1 129
ODI 61 60 3067 2517 94 6/27 / 26.77 4.92 2 3 0 109
T20 11 11 234 284 10 2/25 / 28.4 7.28 0 0 0 26
IPL 2 2 48 80 0 0/32 / - 10 0 0 0 4
CLT20 1 1 24 29 1 1/29 / 29 7.25 0 0 0 1
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 0
ODI 14 0 1
T20 1 0 0
IPL 1 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2013
 
ODI:
2008-2013
 
T20:
2008-2012
 
IPL:
2010-2010
 
CLT20:
2013-2013
Test
Debut:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Arnos Vale Ground, Kingstown - St Vincent - Jul 09, 2009
Last played:
West Indies Vs Zimbabwe at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica - Mar 20, 2013
ODI
Debut:
West Indies Vs Bermuda - Aug 20, 2008
Last played:
West Indies Vs Pakistan at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia - Jul 21, 2013
T20
Debut:
West Indies Vs Australia at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown - Barbados - Jun 20, 2008
Last played:
West Indies Vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Dec 10, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Hyderabad Vs Mumbai at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Mar 28, 2010
Last played:
Hyderabad Vs Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - Apr 01, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Brisbane Heat Vs Trinidad and Tobago at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 22, 2013
Last played:
Brisbane Heat Vs Trinidad and Tobago at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 22, 2013
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