Kemar Andre Jamal Roach
(born 30 June 1988 in Saint Lucy
) is a Barbadian cricketer. He played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup
in Sri Lanka
and has represented the West Indies
and One Day International
cricket. He is a fast bowler capable of express speeds and has reached on a number of occasions.
After attending The Alexandra School
, Roach has had a promising start to his career for Barbados, often operating with pace and control and he has caught the eye of former England batsman David Lloyd who has recently commented on his pace and seemed shocked that he was indeed 19 years old. Lloyd later stated that with the right attitude and the willingness to learn he would do well in the future.
Roach represented the West Indies at U19 level, participating in the 2006 U-19 World Cup. In a warm up match for the Cup, Roach took 4/44 against Pakistan including a hat trick
. He finished his Youth One Day International career with nine wickets from seven matches at an average of 27.44 and a highest batting score of 30 not out
On 7 June 2008, Roach was selected in the West Indies Test
squad to face Australia
in the third Test. At the time he had played in only four first class
matches. He was not picked for the final team and said "I know that when a Test match comes around, they sometimes draft in players in the island where the match is, but I... Read More