Kemar Roach

Country: West Indies
Born: June 30, 1988, St. Lucy, Barbados
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Kemar Roach Bio

Kemar Andre Jamal Roach, commonly known as Kemar Roach, is a cricketer from the West Indies who has emerged as one of the most promising fast bowlers of his generation. Born on June 30, 1988, in St. George, Barbados, Roach has showcased his exceptional skills with his ability to generate extreme pace and deliver skidding deliveries that leave batsmen in awe.

Standing at well under six feet, Roach may not possess the towering height of some of the West Indian greats, but he makes up for it with his blistering speed. With consistently touching the late 140s (kph), he has the capability to trouble even the most formidable batsmen. His incredible performance in his first two Tests against Bangladesh in 2009 earned him instant recognition with 13 wickets to his name.

However, it was his tour of Australia in 2009-10 that truly put him in the limelight. Bowling consistently at around 150kph, Roach proved to be a nightmare for Australian batsmen. His remarkable display in the Perth Test, where he forced Ricky Ponting to retire hurt after hitting him on the elbow with a thunderous 146kph delivery, made headlines worldwide. This performance not only established Roach as a force to be reckoned with but also earned him a lucrative contract with the Deccan Chargers in the 2010 IPL auction.

Roach’s true potential is perhaps best manifested in the longer format of the game. He showcased his talent in a series against Sri Lanka in 2010-11, taking ten wickets in two Tests. However, it was in 2012 when he achieved a major milestone, securing his maiden ten-wicket haul in Tests against Australia in Trinidad.

Following a remarkable start to his career, Roach faced adversity in the form of an ankle injury during the Centurion Test in December 2014. This setback not only affected his pace but also impacted his performance on the field. He struggled to replicate his earlier success, taking only nine wickets in eight Tests, including a series against England.

Determined to regain his form, Roach returned to domestic cricket where he showcased his skills and determination. In the 2016-17 Professional Cricket League, he took 23 wickets at an impressive average of 16.17, earning him a place back in the West Indies’ Test squad for their 2017 tour of England.

In recent years, Roach has also enjoyed success playing for Surrey in England. Since 2021, he has spent parts of the English summers leading the line for the county. In 2022, his 25 wickets from just seven matches played a crucial role in Surrey winning their 21st County Championship title.

Kemar Roach’s journey in cricket has been a testament to his resilience and talent. With his exceptional pace and ability to trouble batsmen with skidding deliveries, he continues to be a vital asset for the West Indies cricket team. As he continues to evolve as a player, cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his future contributions to the sport.

Kemar Roach Career Stats

Kemar Roach Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 81 129 27 1174 41 11.5 3121 37.61 0 0 140 15 22 0
T20Is 11 1 1 3 3* - 2 150 0 0 0 0 1 0
ODIs 95 60 36 308 34 12.83 594 51.85 0 0 24 6 22 0
FC 162 222 50 2209 53 12.84 - - 0 3 - - 48 0
List A 119 74 44 400 34 13.33 - - 0 0 - - 27 0
T20s 46 13 5 59 12 7.37 52 113.46 0 0 3 3 18 0

Kemar Roach Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 81 147 14464 7491 270 6/48 10/146 27.74 3.1 53.5 14 11 1
T20Is 11 11 234 284 10 2/25 2/25 28.4 7.28 23.4 0 0 0
ODIs 95 93 4579 3885 125 6/27 6/27 31.08 5.09 36.6 3 3 0
FC 162 287 25909 13733 523 8/40 10/80 26.25 3.18 49.5 26 22 2
List A 119 116 5543 4633 156 6/27 6/27 29.69 5.01 35.5 4 3 0
T20s 46 44 912 1229 28 3/18 3/18 43.89 8.08 32.5 0 0 0

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