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Kemar Roach

Kemar Roach Kemar Roach

Standing at just 1.72m, Kemar Roach is not your typical West Indian fast bowler. However, what he lacks in height, he makes up for with a tight action and a fast arm that allows him to break the 90mph barrier regularly. Roach is an attacking, wicket-taking bowler – nobody has taken more five-wicket hauls in Tests for West Indies since he came into the side in 2009.

Roach’s Test career began with a bang when he was selected against Bangladesh in St Vincent. In a losing cause, Roach bowled with pace and hostility, picking up three wickets in each innings. His stock would rise even more in the next Test, in Grenada, where he picked up six wickets in the first innings, ripping out Bangladesh’s middle order before blowing away the tail.

Despite becoming known primarily for his skills in the Test arena, Roach had already featured in West Indies’ ODI and T20I side before his debut Test. He was selected in West Indies’ 2011 World Cup squad in the subcontinent, a tournament he finished as his side’s leading wicket-taker with 13, including a hat-trick against Netherlands in Delhi.

Roach would play in a second World Cup in 2015 but, by then, injuries had begun to take their toll and he picked up just one wicket in three matches Down Under. Roach’s pace was down – just 82mph on average – owing to an ankle injury he sustained in a 2014 Test against South Africa at Centurion and he was lacking the zip that had made him so effective in the early part of his career.

After touring Australia in 2015-16 where Roach was wicketless in all three Tests, he faced a period out of the team and attempted to revive his career in the domestic game. He impressed the selectors sufficiently to be recalled 18 months later for West Indies’ tour of England in 2017 and repaid their faith by picking up 11 wickets in three matches, the second most in the series behind James Anderson’s 19. His series culminated with a five-wicket haul at Lord’s that well and truly announced that Kemar Roach was back in business.

  • 1988-06-30, Checker Hall, St Lucy
  • West Indians, Barbados, Jamaica Tallawahs, West Indies Board President's XI, West Indies A, St Lucia Zouks, Brisbane Heat, Antigua Hawksbills, West Indies Select XI, Worcestershire, Deccan Chargers, West Indies, West Indies Under-19s
  • RHB (No. 9)
  • Bowler (Lower order batsman; Opening bowler)
  • Right-arm fast (Opening)
  • 55
  • 887
  • 193
  • 12.31
  • 26.94

Career Stats

Batting

Test
2009-2019 55 89 17 887 41 12.31 2241 2.37 31.1 0 0 13 104 9 5.04
One-day international
2008-2019 92 57 34 308 34 13.39 576 3.20 25.0 0 0 8 24 6 5.20
Twenty20 international
2008-2012 11 1 1 3 3* - 2 9.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
First-class
2008-2019 110 153 30 1628 53 13.23 3858+ 2.33* 35.3* 0 3 22 170+ 19+ 4.89*
List A one-day
2007-2019 116 71 42 400 34 13.79 714+ 3.19* 24.6* 0 0 9 27+ 7+ 4.76*
List A Twenty20
2008-2018 46 13 5 59 12 7.37 52 6.80 6.5 0 0 3 3 3 11.53

Bowling

Test
2009-2019 55 98 9948 5200 193 6/48 10/146 26.94 3.13 51.5 12 9 1 100 13 13 0 2 (2ct 0st)
One-day international
2008-2019 92 90 4459 3763 124 6/27 6/27 30.34 5.06 35.9 3 3 0 92 21 21 0 2 (2ct 0st)
Twenty20 international
2008-2012 11 11 234 284 10 2/25 2/25 28.40 7.28 23.4 0 0 0 11 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
First-class
2008-2019 110 192 16968 9179 342 7/23 10/146 26.83 3.24 49.6 20 13 1 201 34 34 0 3 (3ct 0st)
List A one-day
2007-2019 116 113 5423 4511 155 6/27 6/27 29.10 4.99 34.9 4 3 0 116 26 26 0 2 (2ct 0st)
List A Twenty20
2008-2018 46 44 912 1229 28 3/18 3/18 43.89 8.08 32.5 0 0 0 46 18 18 0 2 (2ct 0st)

Season Stats

Batting

2009 2 4 2 14 6 7.00 66 1.27 33.0 0 0 0 2 0 3.03 - -
2009/10 3 6 1 32 17 6.40 63 3.04 12.6 0 0 1 6 0 9.52 - -
2010 2 3 1 11 8 5.50 33 2.00 16.5 0 0 0 2 0 6.06 - -
2010/11 3 2 1 15 12* 15.00 54 1.66 54.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2011 2 4 0 68 29 17.00 238 1.71 59.5 0 0 0 7 1 3.36 - -
2011/12 5 9 1 73 25 9.12 245 1.78 30.6 0 0 1 3 0 1.22 - -
2012 4 7 1 78 41 13.00 149 3.14 24.8 0 0 1 11 0 7.38 - -
2012/13 2 2 0 0 0 0.00 - - - 0 0 2 - - - - -
2014 5 7 1 38 19 6.33 111 2.05 18.5 0 0 2 5 0 4.50 - -
2014/15 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2015 3 6 1 41 15* 8.20 175 1.40 35.0 0 0 0 3 0 1.71 - -
2015/16 5 9 1 139 31 17.37 393 2.12 49.1 0 0 0 14 0 3.56 - -
2017 3 5 1 26 12 6.50 82 1.90 20.5 0 0 1 4 0 4.87 - -
2017/18 4 7 1 70 32 11.66 129 3.25 21.5 0 0 3 10 1 8.52 - -
2018 4 6 3 130 39 43.33 251 3.10 83.6 0 0 0 18 2 7.96 - -
2018/19 5 8 2 92 37* 15.33 171 3.22 28.5 0 0 1 14 0 8.18 - -
2019 2 4 0 60 38 15.00 79 4.55 19.7 0 0 1 5 5 12.65 - -
2008 2 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009 3 2 0 10 10 5.00 14 4.28 7.0 0 0 1 1 0 7.14 - -
2009/10 8 6 4 10 4 5.00 20 3.00 10.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2010/11 8 5 1 28 16 7.00 61 2.75 15.2 0 0 1 2 0 3.27 - -
2011 7 4 2 35 24 17.50 62 3.38 31.0 0 0 1 2 1 4.83 - -
2011/12 13 8 6 55 24* 27.50 127 2.59 63.5 0 0 1 6 0 4.72 - -
2012/13 10 7 6 10 3* 10.00 25 2.40 25.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 - -
2013 10 9 6 68 34 22.66 105 3.88 35.0 0 0 1 6 2 7.61 - -
2014 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2014/15 3 1 1 0 0* - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2017/18 5 3 2 0 0* 0.00 - - - 0 0 1 - - - - -
2018/19 8 7 4 60 26* 20.00 99 3.63 33.0 0 0 0 4 2 6.06 65 65.6
2019 12 5 2 32 14* 10.66 61 3.14 20.3 0 0 1 3 1 6.55 43 70.4
2008 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009/10 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2010 5 1 1 3 3* - 2 9.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2012/13 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2007/08 4 4 0 57 16 14.25 - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2008/09 10 12 2 132 52* 13.20 158+ 3.15* 39.5* 0 1 3 9+ 1+ 6.32* - -
2009 3 5 2 26 12 8.66 66+ 1.27* 33.0* 0 0 0 2+ 0+ 3.03* - -
2009/10 7 11 3 40 17 5.00 111+ 2.10* 15.8* 0 0 2 7 0 6.30* - -
2010 2 3 1 11 8 5.50 33 2.00 16.5 0 0 0 2 0 6.06 - -
2010/11 3 2 1 15 12* 15.00 54 1.66 54.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2011 6 10 1 85 29 9.44 309 1.65 34.3 0 0 1 9 1 3.23 - -
2011/12 8 14 1 124 26 9.53 377+ 1.87* 34.2* 0 0 3 6+ 0+ 1.59* - -
2012 7 10 2 101 41 12.62 212 2.85 26.5 0 0 1 14 0 6.60 - -
2012/13 4 4 1 53 29* 17.66 102 3.11 34.0 0 0 2 6 1 6.86 - -
2014 5 7 1 38 19 6.33 111 2.05 18.5 0 0 2 5 0 4.50 - -
2014/15 3 1 1 1 1* - 24 0.25 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2015 3 6 1 41 15* 8.20 175 1.40 35.0 0 0 0 3 0 1.71 - -
2015/16 11 15 1 271 53 19.35 674 2.41 48.1 0 1 0 25 3 4.15 - -
2016/17 10 12 2 116 45* 11.60 431 1.61 43.1 0 0 1 9 4 3.01 - -
2017 6 8 3 78 40* 15.60 205 2.28 41.0 0 0 2 13 0 6.34 - -
2017/18 6 9 2 153 51 21.85 265 3.46 37.8 0 1 3 23 2 9.43 - -
2018 4 6 3 130 39 43.33 251 3.10 83.6 0 0 0 18 2 7.96 - -
2018/19 6 10 2 96 37* 12.00 221 2.60 27.6 0 0 1 14 0 6.33 - -
2019 2 4 0 60 38 15.00 79 4.55 19.7 0 0 1 5 5 12.65 - -
2006/07 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2008 2 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009 3 2 0 10 10 5.00 14 4.28 7.0 0 0 1 1 0 7.14 - -
2009/10 10 8 6 30 13* 15.00 - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2010/11 12 8 3 51 16 10.20 114 2.68 22.8 0 0 1 3 0 2.63 - -
2011 7 4 2 35 24 17.50 62 3.38 31.0 0 0 1 2 1 4.83 - -
2011/12 13 8 6 55 24* 27.50 127 2.59 63.5 0 0 1 6 0 4.72 - -
2012/13 10 7 6 10 3* 10.00 25 2.40 25.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 - -
2013 10 9 6 68 34 22.66 105 3.88 35.0 0 0 1 6 2 7.61 - -
2014 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2014/15 5 3 3 10 10* - 33 1.81 - 0 0 0 1 0 3.03 - -
2016/17 7 5 1 28 23 7.00 38 4.42 9.5 0 0 1 1 1 5.26 - -
2017/18 11 5 3 11 8 5.50 16 4.12 8.0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 6 37.5
2018/19 8 7 4 60 26* 20.00 99 3.63 33.0 0 0 0 4 2 6.06 65 65.6
2019 12 5 2 32 14* 10.66 61 3.14 20.3 0 0 1 3 1 6.55 43 70.4
2008 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2009/10 5 1 0 10 10 10.00 9 6.66 9.0 0 0 0 1 0 11.11 - -
2010 7 1 1 3 3* - 2 9.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2010/11 3 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2011/12 1 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2012 2 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -
2012/13 9 1 0 0 0 0.00 - - - 0 0 1 - - - - -
2013 7 5 1 29 12 7.25 21 8.28 5.2 0 0 1 2 2 19.04 - -
2013/14 1 1 1 3 3* - 2 9.00 - 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 - -
2015 7 4 2 14 9* 7.00 17 4.94 8.5 0 0 1 0 1 5.88 8 47.0
2018 2 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0 - - - - -

Bowling

2009 2 4 519 229 13 6/48 7/116 17.61 2.64 39.9 0 1 0 - - - - - 4 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2009/10 3 5 565 357 7 3/93 3/122 51.00 3.79 80.7 0 0 0 - - - - - 5 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010 2 4 388 186 6 3/22 5/81 31.00 2.87 64.6 0 0 0 - - - - - 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010/11 3 4 416 245 10 5/100 5/115 24.50 3.53 41.6 0 1 0 - - - - - 5 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011 2 4 406 179 4 1/30 2/70 44.75 2.64 101.5 0 0 0 - - - - - 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011/12 5 9 1022 582 22 5/41 10/146 26.45 3.41 46.4 0 2 1 - - - - - 9 0 0 0 0
2012 4 8 867 493 20 5/60 7/115 24.65 3.41 43.3 1 1 0 - - - - - 8 0 0 0 0
2012/13 2 4 198 85 3 2/31 3/43 28.33 2.57 66.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 4 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2014 5 10 1163 528 26 5/42 8/116 20.30 2.72 44.7 4 1 0 - - - - - 10 0 0 0 0
2014/15 1 1 95 52 2 2/52 2/52 26.00 3.28 47.5 0 0 0 75 78.9 8 0 8.42 1 0 0 0 0
2015 3 6 672 404 7 4/94 5/147 57.71 3.60 96.0 1 0 0 514 76.4 59 1 8.92 6 0 0 0 0
2015/16 5 7 468 349 2 1/30 1/45 174.50 4.47 234.0 0 0 0 318 67.9 43 0 9.18 7 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2017 3 5 581 328 11 5/72 5/76 29.81 3.38 52.8 1 1 0 455 78.3 58 2 10.32 5 0 0 0 0
2017/18 4 7 693 309 14 3/44 5/81 22.07 2.67 49.5 0 0 0 558 80.5 42 1 6.20 7 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2018 4 7 546 289 16 5/8 6/127 18.06 3.17 34.1 1 1 0 436 79.8 33 5 6.95 8 0 0 0 0
2018/19 5 9 839 385 21 5/17 8/82 18.33 2.75 39.9 3 1 0 560+ 81.2* 50+ 1+ 7.40* 9 0 0 0 0
2019 2 4 510 200 9 4/66 5/95 22.22 2.35 56.6 1 0 0 422 82.7 24 0 4.70 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2008 2 2 108 78 3 2/29 2/29 26.00 4.33 36.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 2 0 0 0 0
2009 3 3 166 162 10 5/44 5/44 16.20 5.85 16.6 1 1 0 - - - - - 3 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2009/10 8 8 403 314 13 3/28 3/28 24.15 4.67 31.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 8 0 0 0 0
2010/11 8 7 324 224 13 6/27 6/27 17.23 4.14 24.9 0 1 0 - - - - - 8 0 0 0 0
2011 7 7 383 324 4 2/52 2/52 81.00 5.07 95.7 0 0 0 - - - - - 7 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011/12 13 13 705 612 24 3/46 3/46 25.50 5.20 29.3 0 0 0 - - - - - 13 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2012/13 10 10 480 430 12 5/56 5/56 35.83 5.37 40.0 0 1 0 - - - - - 10 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2013 10 10 498 373 15 4/27 4/27 24.86 4.49 33.2 1 0 0 - - - - - 10 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2014 3 3 150 115 4 3/19 3/19 28.75 4.60 37.5 0 0 0 - - - - - 3 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2014/15 3 3 132 150 1 1/44 1/44 150.00 6.81 132.0 0 0 0 73 55.3 18 2 15.15 3 0 0 0 0
2017/18 5 5 252 186 10 4/27 4/27 18.60 4.42 25.2 1 0 0 160 63.4 17 4 8.33 5 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2018/19 8 8 366 344 5 2/74 2/74 68.80 5.63 73.2 0 0 0 200 54.6 35 7 11.47 8 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2019 12 11 492 451 10 3/36 3/36 45.10 5.50 49.2 0 0 0 277 56.3 44 9 10.77 12 3 3 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2008 1 1 18 29 2 2/29 2/29 14.50 9.66 9.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2009 1 1 24 15 0 - - - 3.75 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2009/10 3 3 48 78 0 - - - 9.75 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 3 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010 5 5 120 126 7 2/25 2/25 18.00 6.30 17.1 0 0 0 - - - - - 5 0 0 0 0
2012/13 1 1 24 36 1 1/36 1/36 36.00 9.00 24.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2007/08 4 7 334 214 7 3/30 5/73 30.57 3.84 47.7 0 0 0 - - - - - 7 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2008/09 10 19 1284 925 23 4/57 6/117 40.21 4.32 55.8 1 0 0 - - - - - 19 8 8 0 3 (3ct 0st)
2009 3 6 699 313 18 6/48 7/116 17.38 2.68 38.8 0 2 0 - - - - - 6 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2009/10 7 12 1302 727 19 7/23 8/60 38.26 3.35 68.5 0 1 0 - - - - - 12 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010 2 4 388 186 6 3/22 5/81 31.00 2.87 64.6 0 0 0 - - - - - 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010/11 3 4 416 245 10 5/100 5/115 24.50 3.53 41.6 0 1 0 - - - - - 5 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011 6 12 1204 729 18 3/44 6/113 40.50 3.63 66.8 0 0 0 - - - - - 12 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011/12 8 15 1502 813 37 5/31 10/146 21.97 3.24 40.5 2 3 1 - - - - - 15 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2012 7 11 1149 634 28 5/60 7/115 22.64 3.31 41.0 2 1 0 - - - - - 13 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2012/13 4 7 336 179 6 2/31 3/43 29.83 3.19 56.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 8 3 3 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2014 5 10 1163 528 26 5/42 8/116 20.30 2.72 44.7 4 1 0 - - - - - 10 0 0 0 0
2014/15 3 4 251 137 6 2/25 4/71 22.83 3.27 41.8 0 0 0 - - - - - 4 0 0 0 0
2015 3 6 672 404 7 4/94 5/147 57.71 3.60 96.0 1 0 0 514 76.4 59 1 8.92 6 0 0 0 0
2015/16 11 18 1118 678 14 4/45 4/71 48.42 3.63 79.8 1 0 0 - - 43+ 0+ 8.82* 19 5 5 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2016/17 10 18 1296 618 28 4/18 7/47 22.07 2.86 46.2 2 0 0 - - - - - 19 4 4 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2017 6 8 878 473 20 5/43 5/43 23.65 3.23 43.9 1 2 0 615+ 79.8* 58+ 2+ 10.32* 9 0 0 0 0
2017/18 6 9 925 415 21 4/75 5/81 19.76 2.69 44.0 1 0 0 558+ 80.5* 42+ 1+ 6.20* 10 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2018 4 7 546 289 16 5/8 6/127 18.06 3.17 34.1 1 1 0 436 79.8 33 5 6.95 8 0 0 0 0
2018/19 6 11 995 472 23 5/17 8/82 20.52 2.84 43.2 3 1 0 560+ 81.2* 50+ 1+ 7.40* 11 0 0 0 0
2019 2 4 510 200 9 4/66 5/95 22.22 2.35 56.6 1 0 0 422 82.7 24 0 4.70 4 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2006/07 3 2 82 87 3 2/37 2/37 29.00 6.36 27.3 0 0 0 - - - - - 3 0 0 0 0
2008 2 2 108 78 3 2/29 2/29 26.00 4.33 36.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 2 0 0 0 0
2009 3 3 166 162 10 5/44 5/44 16.20 5.85 16.6 1 1 0 - - - - - 3 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2009/10 10 10 487 379 13 3/28 3/28 29.15 4.66 37.4 0 0 0 - - - - - 10 0 0 0 0
2010/11 12 11 474 334 15 6/27 6/27 22.26 4.22 31.6 0 1 0 - - - - - 12 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011 7 7 383 324 4 2/52 2/52 81.00 5.07 95.7 0 0 0 - - - - - 7 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011/12 13 13 705 612 24 3/46 3/46 25.50 5.20 29.3 0 0 0 - - - - - 13 5 5 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2012/13 10 10 480 430 12 5/56 5/56 35.83 5.37 40.0 0 1 0 - - - - - 10 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2013 10 10 498 373 15 4/27 4/27 24.86 4.49 33.2 1 0 0 - - - - - 10 4 4 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2014 3 3 150 115 4 3/19 3/19 28.75 4.60 37.5 0 0 0 - - - - - 3 2 2 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2014/15 5 5 216 233 4 2/55 2/55 58.25 6.47 54.0 0 0 0 73+ 55.3* 18+ 2+ 15.15* 5 0 0 0 0
2016/17 7 7 314 230 12 3/58 3/58 19.16 4.39 26.1 0 0 0 - - - - - 7 0 0 0 0
2017/18 11 11 502 359 21 4/27 4/27 17.09 4.29 23.9 2 0 0 313+ 66.3* 30+ 7+ 8.37* 11 5 5 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2018/19 8 8 366 344 5 2/74 2/74 68.80 5.63 73.2 0 0 0 200 54.6 35 7 11.47 8 1 1 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2019 12 11 492 451 10 3/36 3/36 45.10 5.50 49.2 0 0 0 277 56.3 44 9 10.77 12 3 3 0 2 (2ct 0st)
2008 1 1 18 29 2 2/29 2/29 14.50 9.66 9.0 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2009 1 1 24 15 0 - - - 3.75 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2009/10 5 5 96 158 0 - - - 9.87 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 5 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2010 7 7 150 173 7 2/25 2/25 24.71 6.92 21.4 0 0 0 - - - - - 7 0 0 0 0
2010/11 3 2 30 48 0 - - - 9.60 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 3 2 2 0 1 (1ct 0st)
2011/12 1 1 18 25 0 - - - 8.33 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 1 0 0 0 0
2012 2 2 29 42 0 - - - 8.68 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 2 0 0 0