West Indies in Bangladesh 2012-13

Kemar Roach to miss Bangladesh Tests

ESPNcricinfo staff

October 31, 2012

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Kemar Roach runs in to bowl, West Indies v New Zealand, 1st Test, Antigua, 5th day, July 29, 2012
Kemar Roach won't be wearing Test whites for a while © DigicelCricket.com/Brooks LaTouche Photography
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Test squad

  • Darren Sammy (capt), Denesh Ramdin (vc & wk), Tino Best, Darren Bravo, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Narsingh Deonarine, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Assad Fudadin, Chris Gayle, Sunil Narine, Veerasammy Permaul, Kieran Powell, Ravi Rampaul, Marlon Samuels

Kemar Roach, the West Indies fast bowler, has been ruled out of the Test series in Bangladesh in November because of a knee injury. Fidel Edwards has been chosen as the replacement and will join the squad before it leaves the Caribbean on November 3.

Roach sustained the injury during a club match in Barbados three weeks ago and West Indies physiotherapist CJ Clark said it was a right medial hamstring tendon tear.

"Kemar has not recovered adequately from the injury to join the squad for the tour," Clark said. "He has commenced rehabilitation and will undergo further assessment. He is expected to return to action in three to four weeks time."

Roach took 39 wickets at an average of 22.25 in seven Tests this year and was West Indies' most successful bowler. "It's a blow for us," West Indies coach Ottis Gibson said. "He's [Roach] been an outstanding Test bowler for us in the last 12 months. He's got a lot of wickets for us.

"The news is not all bad. It's not a major, major injury. He has started his rehab already, so hopefully, he can recover within the next three weeks and, perhaps, make the one-day series, which means he will get some cricket before the end of the year.

"It's a difficult situation. He reckons he feels OK sometimes, and other times, if he gets his knee in the wrong position, he feels it, and the pain is so severe, he can't do anything for a while. These things happen in sport."

Gibson said Edwards was an able replacement for Roach. Edwards' last Test series was in England this summer and he was left out of the home Tests against New Zealand in August.

"Fidel was a member of the squad that played in the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament and he has been bowling [in club cricket in Barbados], so his bowling fitness will be right up there at its peak," Gibson said. "Along with Ravi Rampaul and Tino Best, we feel confident that they will all be able to do a good job for us in the Tests, whichever combination is selected."

West Indies play Bangladesh in two Tests, beginning on November 13 in Mirpur and on November 21 in Khulna. The Tests will be followed by five ODIs and a Twenty20 international.

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Posted by   on (November 3, 2012, 15:04 GMT)

Bangladesh has a chance now. West Indies may win this but not easily be real you're not that great. Over-Confidence gets you nowhere. Although Bangladesh may have beaten the West Indies B team in the Caribbean 3 years ago even though it still included players like Darren Sammy and Tino Best, it just shows how close Bangladesh really are and progressing only a matter of time I should say before they unleash themselves.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2012, 19:22 GMT)

It will be a tight series without him{Roach} but we still have Sammy Best and the others so it will be an interesting series without him

Posted by   on (November 2, 2012, 19:19 GMT)

For me, Kemar Roach is a big blow for us, but that wont be able to stop our bowling, we still have Sammy Best Narine and newcomer Permaul so it should an interesting series without Kemar Roach

Posted by amemberoftheelect23 on (November 1, 2012, 15:33 GMT)

@inot classic! dwl lol...@scottyg yeah i agree with your side. dwayne should be in the side. but based one who they have already in the squad my starting 11 would read: 1.Gayle 2.K Powell 3.Darren Bravo 4.M Samuels 5.Chanderpaul 6. Deonarine 7.Ramdin 8.Sammy 9.Rampaul 10.Narine 11.Best

Posted by inot on (November 1, 2012, 14:32 GMT)

Roach would not be missed. Sammy will open the bowling. He is a test bowler against Bangladesh. I would go further and drop Gayle. Open the batting with Sammy to give him a chance to improve his batting. In between,he can also take over wicket keeping duties from Ramdin too. He has already learned to spin the coin and tell the fielders to scatter so we look for ways to find some use for Sammy in this team.

Posted by M_Rakibul_Islam on (November 1, 2012, 12:46 GMT)

Big blow for Caribbeans. He's currently their best fast bowler in Test. He had a very good record against BD when BD visited WI in 2009. He could b highest wicket taker in Test this year but injury ruled him out 4m the race.

Posted by wolfofthepack on (November 1, 2012, 12:34 GMT)

@Dreamscrapper guess u didnt pay much attention when banglesh won that series cause u would of notice that WI main players were on strike! the only ting i c ban being competitve is in T-20 game

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (November 1, 2012, 12:28 GMT)

I dont get it, Why some WI fan complain about Sammy so much. He is the best captain WI had in a decade. He brought they team together, won test matches and I think he was even man of the match against Pakistan test. WI wont T20WC under his leadership too. Seriously people need to stop complaining about Sammy because that man has done has done enough as a captain and player to be in team

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 7:25 GMT)

My XI 1.Gayle 2.K Powell 3.K Edwards 4.Darren Bravo 5.M Samuels 6.Chanderpaul 7.Ramdin 8.Sammy 9.Rampaul 10.Narine 11.Best

Posted by scottyg on (November 1, 2012, 6:39 GMT)

west indies should bring dwayne bravo back into the test side if he is fit to bowl- this would allow them to play sammy but also have 4 seamers in the side. My ideal side would be 1- gayle 2-powell 3-samuels 4-darren bravo 5- chanderpaul 6- dwayne bravo 7- sammy 8-randim 9- narine 10-rampaul 11-best also, why is fidel edwards always brought back- test av. of 40 over 50 tests- the stats don't lie over that many games. better to bring in johnson. and where is shannon gabriel

Posted by everfaithful77 on (November 1, 2012, 5:59 GMT)

ONCE AGAIN THIS WICB SELECTION PANEL HAS MISSED A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO BRING ONE OF OUR PROMISING YOUNG FAST BOWLERS INTO THE INTERNATIONAL FRAY. JOHNSON OR MCLEAN could've been selected ahead of Edwards to give them valuable exposure at this level. You only have to look at Australia and the many great young fast bowling options available to them to see my point. If you keep selecting the same small crop of older bowlers for all international fixtures you'll never know the true potential and strength of your regional fast bowling stock and where they can take your cricket. Hopefully this can be corrected in the ODI series. OVER TO YOU WICB SELECTORS.

Posted by Dreamscrapper on (November 1, 2012, 5:05 GMT)

Though West Indies are T20 world champions, they have never defeated Bangladesh in T20s. Two T20 matches have been played between Bangladesh and West Indies till now and Bangladesh has won both of the matches. I pray and hope that Bangladesh will be able to keep the winning streak record against West Indies by winning the T20 match. Bangladesh has also whitewashed the West Indies in both test and ODI series in the last carribean tour. So Bangladesh has every possibility to win the test, ODI and T20 series. Best Of Luck Tigers!!

Posted by reyme on (November 1, 2012, 4:57 GMT)

Windies are in top form! I would be delighted if BD can just draw a Test!

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 4:31 GMT)

Not sure if Fidel or Tino are the right options, Ravi gives you swing, whilst Sammy is the container, I would have gone with Delorn, who at lest gives some variety with his left arm seamers and Shannon Gabriel who is young and hits the wicket at a lively pace.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 3:51 GMT)

Bangladesh probably will do good in the ODI series... but WI are favourites in t-20 and the test... Playing tests after months/years do not do good to any team.......

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 3:45 GMT)

Adjusting to test cricket after such a long delay will be the biggest challenge for Bangladesh. They played many ODI and T-20 for the past two years but hardly any longer version game. Many players haven't played Narine before which will be another test. Best of luck for Bng.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 3:42 GMT)

Lost a chance to move up higher in the top ten bowlers list. Would clean up Bangladesh

Posted by gtzshotta on (November 1, 2012, 2:47 GMT)

Big blow, but I guess luckily this upcoming series is against a weaker team in Bangladesh. We should still come out victorious in all formats.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 2:40 GMT)

my eleven: 1) gayle, 2) ramdin, 3) samuels, 4) darren bravo, 5) chaderpaul, 6) deonarine, 7) sammy, 8) rampaul, 9) best, 10) narine, 11) edwards,

i would still like to see dwyane bravo in the test side as a batsman only if he is not fit enough to bowl. he is too good a player to be left out for test matches. he is a much better batsman than the powell, kirk edwards, deonarine, fudadin. also bravo plays well against spin and pace both.

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 2:39 GMT)

my eleven: 1) gayle, 2) ramdin, 3) samuels, 4) darren bravo, 5) chaderpaul, 6) deonarine, 7) sammy, 8) rampaul, 9) best, 10) narine, 11) edwards,

i would still like to see dwyane bravo in the test side as a batsman only if he is not fit enough to bowl. he is too good a player to be left out for test matches. he is a much better batsman than the powell, kirk edwards, deonarine, fudadin. also bravo plays well against spin and pace both.

Posted by Meety on (November 1, 2012, 2:28 GMT)

@ AzAb12754 on (October 31 2012, 18:36 PM GMT) - I assume when you use the word "funny" you meant something like odd. The article states he recently got injured! @Ahmed Hussain - the Windies are expected to win 2 zip, but I am expecting that one of these days (soon) the Bangas are going to play a Test against good opposition & have more than one or two players put their hand up! When that day(s) happen - they can definately win against the mid-table teams. I think this series could be close than what people think it might be - particularly IF the Banga players are playing domestic FC cricket - Tamim's 2 tons recently - must bode well!

Posted by   on (November 1, 2012, 1:51 GMT)

A batting side with Sammy at 6 is too risky. We have to score big and rotate the strike bowlers around Sammy, Deonarine, Samuels and Gayle. Hopefully, they can pick up 2 or 3. Deonarine is underrated as a spinner.

Posted by delboy on (November 1, 2012, 0:43 GMT)

Edwards in, the series lost!

Posted by   on (October 31, 2012, 23:41 GMT)

Its true West Indies are expected to win this 2-0 just look at the possible lineup "SIRSOBERZ" has brought up. I think it will be a bit too much for Bangladesh in this short test series to handle. But a good contest is what I want to see from the Bangladeshi's and not lose by an innings. Don't think Roach will even make a difference as Edwards has the same sort of pace as him.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (October 31, 2012, 22:41 GMT)

This is a big loss the bowling attack is already weak with just 2 strike bowlers I would of thought this would be ideal time for DELORN jOHNSON to get some International expeience . . .My BEST 11 would be 1.GAYLE 2.POWELL 3. SAMUELS 4 D.BRAVO 5. CHANDERPAUL 6.SAMMY 7.RAMDIN 8.RAMPAUL 9.NARINE 10.BEST 11.EDWARDS

Posted by aewahid on (October 31, 2012, 22:19 GMT)

i think they are trying to save him from the thrashing he got last time he played in Bangladesh!

Posted by degiant on (October 31, 2012, 21:47 GMT)

Feel sorry for Roach because this was the time for him to get a bunch of cheap wickets to boost his test total and also help his strike rate and average.

Posted by Ncnotorious on (October 31, 2012, 21:45 GMT)

I feel that Fidel is not the way to go...he had too many chances...its now time for a young quick (and there are a few to choose from)

Posted by phendel on (October 31, 2012, 21:13 GMT)

Fidel, Rampaul & Best in "whichever combination".........there lies one of the probs of WI test cricket.....we can never play all 3 bcuz of Sammy.......it might fly with BAN & NZ but a bowling attack like tht will never get us anywhere close to #1.....esp when the top teams play 3 genuine quicks....& some even have a quick allrounders as 2nd change (Kallis, Watson etc.)....WI cnt win tests against top opposition when our first change is D. Sammy

Posted by wiseshah on (October 31, 2012, 20:44 GMT)

in test matches, fidel and roach dont have much difference. fidel, roach, rampaul all are equal. it will not change the match outcome. bangladesh's problem is bangladesh. in their day they can beat anyone but they get satisfied too easily.

Posted by asiacricket1234 on (October 31, 2012, 19:15 GMT)

Well dont think its gonna make any change to the series result. Bangladesh sadly has no chance against this strong WI side. Fidel is equally good as Kemar anyway.

Posted by AzAb12754 on (October 31, 2012, 18:36 GMT)

Its funny that Roach had a long break after the England series and still not fit for the coming series.

Posted by   on (October 31, 2012, 18:32 GMT)

There we goes moving backwards with Fidel......... Why not a young talent against Bangladesh

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