Roach to miss Sunday?s warm-up against Sri Lanka
POTCHESTROOM, South Africa -- The West Indies will be without fast bowler Kemar Roach when they face Sri Lanka in their second ICC Champions Trophy 2009 warm-up match at the L.C. De Villiers Oval in Pretoria on Sunday.
Roach fell awkwardly and sustained a minor injury to his right ankle while attempting to field a ball on the boundary in Friday night’s warm-up match against South Africa at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. He left the field immediately to receive treatment and took no further part in the match. He had earlier bowled four overs.
He will be monitored and daily assessments will be made. Coach David Williams said he is hopeful the 21-year-old will make a full recovery and take his place in the starting XI when they face Pakistan on Wednesday.
“We will be having daily assessments on Kemar and we are hoping to have him ready for the first match against Pakistan. He is a wicket-taker, he has demonstrated the ability to get wickets with the new ball as well as later in the innings. He is a key member of the team and we are hoping to go into the first match at full strength.”
West Indies are in Group A alongside Australia, India and Pakistan. All their tournament matches will be played at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. In the first round: vs Pakistan (September 23), vs Australia (September 26), vs India (September 30). Group B is made up of South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and England.