West Indian middle-order batsman Roston Chase is thoroughly looking forward to the upcoming Test series between them and England in the latter’s backyard. International cricket is all set to return from a hiatus of more than three months as England and West Indies will compete for the Wisden Trophy, beginning next month. All-rounder Roston Chase, who would have to play an integral part for the tourists, is aiming to make a mark in the United Kingdom.
The focus would mostly remain on the West Indies batting line-up and their strategy against the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad, and Jofra Archer. The pace trio are one of the most potent operators, who will entirely exploit the home advantage. And the visitors will have their task toughened out due to the absence of Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetymer, having backed out in response to the fears of COVID-19 pandemic.
Roston Chase, who has so far featured in 32 Tests with five tons, wants to get at least one in England. The 28-year old scored one when Joe Root’s men toured West Indies in Gros Islet in a losing cause. Chase feels that people tend to take a batsman more seriously, who has breached the three-figure mark in England and that he is firm on getting at least one in the forthcoming leg.
“I’ve always wanted to score a century in England. I scored a century against England in the Caribbean, but I would love to get one in England. As I said, when you score hundreds in England, I think, as a batsman people take you more serious and rate you a bit higher. I’m looking to have a good series with the bat, score as many runs as possible. I will not be happy if I don’t get at least one century.” Roston Chase stated as quoted by Hindustan Times.
“He was always a good talent but he wasn’t as rapid as he is now” : Roston Chase
Roston Chase addressed the challenge of facing Jofra Archer by remembering the time when he played against the speedster in 2015 during the Sussex Premier League. The Barbados-born recalled Archer getting five wickets, including his scalp, and is hoping to flourish against him.
Chase pointed out Jofra Archer as a magnificent athlete; however, didn’t bowl as fast as he does at present. Over the past few days and weeks, Kemar Roach and captain Jason Holder have come forward and claimed that Archer is only another Englishman for them even though he hails from Barbados.
“I do remember the game we played against Jofra. This was before he even played for Sussex or anything like that. He actually got five wickets, he got me out as well. He pulled up after he got the five wickets and batting became a lot easier for us. He was always a good talent but he wasn’t as rapid as he is now.” the off-spinner added.