Lead WI pacer Kemar Roach to miss series opener against India
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Premier West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is unfazed by the threat that Covid-19 possesses as he wants to give it his all for his nation in their forthcoming tour to England. Cricket West Indies (CWI) had made it clear to all its players that it won’t force them to tour England knowing the risk that will need to be addressed.

The three-match Test series between England and the West Indies was originally slated to take place in June but due to competitive cricket being suspended in England it has been deferred to start from the second week in July. All the matches will be played in a ‘bio-secure’ environment to maintain the health and safety of the players.

Windies vs India 2018, Kemar Roach
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Kemar Roach: The team goal is to win the series

Kemar Roach will be spearheading the charge for the West Indies in England. He has picked up 193 wickets from 56 Tests at an average of 27.13 and is eye to reach 200 scalp milestone in England. Roach, 31, also said the team goal is to win the series in England and he has always loved to playing in the country because of its excellent facilities.

“Going to England will bring back some good memories. I love playing in England, very good facilities and wonderful atmosphere,” he told windiescricket.com.

“Even though we won’t be playing in front of the fans this time, it will still be quite good. I had a good series last time.

Kemar Roach, West Indies
Kemar Roach will miss the practice match for West Indies due to his grandmother’s demise. (Image Courtesy: Getty Images)

“My goal is (to reach) 200 wickets when we go to England — that’s the personal goal. The team goal is to win the series.”

The series will mark the resumption of cricket after a brief period of halt due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. England has become the hot-bed as Pakistan and Australia are due to visit the country next for their respective tours.