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WI vs BAN: Kemar Roach added to West Indies squad for the 1st Test match against Bangladesh


Kemar Roach passed a fitness assessment and was added as the 13th player ahead of the start of the Padma Bridge Friendship Test Series. He had sustained an injury while playing in the English County Championship.

Kemar Roach appealing for a dismissal. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kemar Roach had sustained an injuring during English County
  • West Indies and Bangladesh will play two-Test match series
  • Anamu Haque Bijoy has replaced Yasir Ali Chowdhury in WI squad

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has been added to the squad for the first Test match against Bangladesh at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday (June 16).

The 33-year-old passed a fitness assessment and was added as the 13th player ahead of the start of the Padma Bridge Friendship Test Series. Cricket West Indies (CWI) confirmed that Roach has made a full recovery from an injury sustained while playing for Surrey in the English County Championship.

“It’s brilliant that he’s (Roach) fit for the Test match. He’s always an inspiration for the younger players we have here and he’s ready to go. With 250 wickets around the corner, we’re happy with what he brings to the table, not just on the field but in the dressing room as well. I’m glad he’s fit and looking forward to seeing him getting out there and doing what he does so well,” West Indies head coach Phil Simmons said.

On the eve of the first Test match, West Indies added top-order batter Anamu Haque Bijoy as a replacement for Yasir Ali Chowdhury, who has been ruled out of the series due to a back injury.

Anamul, who last played a Test for Bangladesh in 2014, will be available for the second Test which begins on June 24 in St Lucia.



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