Kemar Roach overview

Kemar Andre Jamal Roach was born on 30th June 1988 in Saint Lucy, Barbados. He is a right-arm fast bowler who plays for the West Indies Cricket Team in all formats of the game. Roach has also represented West Indies in the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World cup.

Roach was picked in the national squad to play in the last two ODIs against Australia in July 2008, but he missed out and had to wait until He was picked again for a triangular series with Canada and Bermuda. Roach along with two other debutants Leon Johnson and Brendan Nash made his debut in ODI cricket. He finished with figures of 10-1-29-2 and his team won the match by 6 wickets.

On 7 June 2008, Roach was named in the West Indies Test squad to play against Australia in the third Test of a series, Roach had played in only four first-class matches till then. Roach made his international debut in a Twenty20 international against Australia on 20 June 2008, it was also his first senior Twenty20 match. He finished with the best bowling figures in the match of 2/29 from three overs, claiming the wickets players like Shaun Marsh and Luke Ronchi and the West Indies team won the match by seven wickets.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 63 101 21 921 41 11.51 2414 38.15 0 0 0 108 9
ODI 92 57 34 308 34 13.39 576 53.47 0 0 0 24 6
T20 11 1 1 3 3 0.0 2 150.0 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 2 1 0 10 10 10.0 9 111.11 0 0 0 1 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 63 113 11500 5933 214 6/48 10/146 3.1 27.72 53.74 9 1
ODI 92 90 4459 3765 124 6/27 6/27 5.07 30.36 35.96 3 0
T20 11 11 234 284 10 2/25 2/25 7.28 28.4 23.4 0 0
IPL 2 2 48 80 0 0/32 0/32 10.0 0.0 0.0 0 0

Early signs

Roach was part of an underrated team sent by the West Indies against Bangladesh after the first XI had made themselves unavailable due to a pay dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board. He made his Test debut on 9 July 2009 in a 15-man squad where there were nine uncapped players and in the Test match, seven West Indies players made their debut. The side was led by Floyd Reifer who had played the last of his four Tests ten years earlier. Roach’s first Test wicket was that of all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

ODI Career

Roach made his debut against Bermuda on 20th August 2008 at the Maple Leaf North-west Ground. He has played 92 matches till date and has taken 124 wickets at an average of 30.36 and an economy rate of 5.07. He also has 3 five-wicket hauls to his name. His best figure in a match is 6/27.

Test career

Roach made his Test debut against Bangladesh on 9th July 2009. He finished with 13 wickets in the series, also making him the highest wicket taker form his squad in that series. He has played in 59 matches so far and has 201 wickets in his kitty at an average of 27.51. His best figures in a match stands at 10/146 and 6/48 in an innings. Constantly hitting the deck hard with pace racing up to 150kmph, he also has an exceptional economy rate of 3.1. Roach has 9 five-wicket hauls and 1 ten-wicket haul to his name.

IPL career

Roach made his IPL debut for the Deccan chargers against the MI - Mumbai at DY Patil Stadium, on 28th March 2010. He has played two matches since then and has remained wicket-less in the tournament.

T20 Career

Roach made his T20 debut on June 20th, 2008 against Australia at Kingston Oval. Since then, he has played in 11 matches and has bagged 10 wickets at an economy rate of 7.28. His best figure in a T20 match is 2/25.

ICC Trophies

Roach is one of those explosive bowlers who loves to hit the deck hard, matched by his deadly Yorkers and bouncers. He has been one of those dependable players in the West Indies Cricket team who have stood the test of time.


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