England tour our largest series, it’s just like the Ashes for us: Kemar Roach

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Pacer Kemar Roach feels the upcoming series against England is equal to the Ashes for the West Indies team which is able to look to defend the trophy it won at residence last yr.

The opening Test on the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, beginning Wednesday, would be the first international cricket contest since March when the coronavirus outbreak halted all sporting action.

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West Indies had handed Joe Root’s males a 2-1 defeat when England travelled to the Caribbeans last yr and Roach mentioned the visiting team desires to emulate that outcome.

“We had been relentless and it set the tone. Everyone put in and we’re trying to emulate that at this moment. Taking the trophy back residence to the Caribbean is the no 1 objective,” Roach was quoted as saying by ‘The Guardian’.

“Winning in England can be excellent however it’s about defending the trophy. This is our largest series, just like the Ashes for us, so it’s about stepping into that zone,” he added.

Roach ended because the directing wicket-taker with 18 scalps in the last series between the 2 sides. He ran by the English batting line-up in the first innings of the opening Test in Barbados, and was awarded the Man of Series for his constant show.

“That day in Barbados is prime for me,” Roach recalled.

“It was the perfect I’ve ever felt; my body was wholesome, the ball was popping out completely, I used to be expressing myself. There was no added stress, simply tally comfort. That’s how I got the perfect out of myself,” he added.

The ICC has banned using saliva on the ball as an interim measure to counter the coronavirus menace however it did so with out permitting using synthetic substances.

The 31-year-old, who has claimed 193 Test wickets till now, feels it is going to be onerous to shine the ball now that saliva is banned, however the bowlers will “discover a method” out.

“Yes, that’s the robust half, however hopefully, we will get some scorching days and the fellows can work up some sweat. Although it must be a fairly heat day for us to sweat. But regardless of the climate, we’ll discover a method.”


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