Roach is the only bowler from last decade in West Indies cricket who has still maintained his position in current team. The Barbados born speedster made his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2009 where he picked up 13 wickets in first two Test and announced his arrival in International cricket. The series that made Roach made a big name was against Australia where Roach troubled Australian batsmen with his quick pace which also led great Ricky Ponting to retire hurt with injured elbow after a 146kph delivery hits him. But an ankle injury suffered during the Centurion Test in December 2014 slowed him down a little bit.read more
Kemar's father Andrew had passed away recently and players from both sides were also wearing black armbands to mourn his loss.
Roach became the first West Indies bowler since the legendary Curtly Ambrose 26 years ago to go past 200 Test wickets.
After going wicketless for nearly 11 months of Test cricket, Roach broke the duck in the second Test and picked four during the England innings in the third.
Roach is now the ninth West Indies bowler to join the elite club and only finds himself faster than Sobers (80) to reach the feat.
Roach will be a key bowler for West Indies when they begin the three-Test series against England at Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Wednesday.
The first Test at the Ageas Bowl will mark the resumption of cricket after the match was suspended in March due to coronavirus pandemic.
Estwick said the team has worked on its fitness, which was a key factor in the success of the ferocious West Indies pace attack of '70 and '80s, but insisted the current crop needs to "forge their own identity."
The series will begin on July 3 at the Ageas Bowl and Roach reckons that the team will solely focus on defending the title which they had lifted 18 months back at home with a 2-1 win.
Kallis is widely regarded as one of the finest all-rounders to grace the sport and his statistics, both with bat and ball, is nothing short of surreal.
Kemar Roach almost got his hat-trick as Ajinkya Rahane narrowly edged the ball towards the stumps but it missed by an inch.
Kemar Roach said the first session of Day 2 will hence be crucial for the West Indies as they look to not allow the Indians to run away with the game.
Andre Russell will replace Kemar Roach in the side as the latter has been ruled out of the series owing to a stress reaction in the back.
England was routed for 132 in its second innings and the West Indies knocked off the 14 runs needed for a 10-wicket victory on a dramatic day.
It was Roach who sowed the seeds of England's match-defining 77 all out in Bridgetown and he took 4-30 here.
"To score a double hundred in front of your home crowd is a very pleasing feeling," Holder said.
It was a third batting collapse in the West Indies for England, which was skittled for 46 in Trinidad in 1994 and 51 in Jamaica a decade ago.
The unit is not short on talent but it has little idea of playing in India with only five members of the 15-man squad having featured in a Test in the country.
Roach has been forced to fly back to Barbados following the death of his grandmother.
Lasting for just 18.4 overs, the tourists posted the lowest total since India was dismissed for 42 in 1974.
Bangladesh were skittled out for 43 before lunch, the lowest total in their Test history, on the opening day as Roach claimed figures of 5/8 in the first Test.