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No friendship with Jofra Archer during the England series: Kemar Roach

 

The Fast bowler from West Indies seems to be in no mood for any friendships with the English pacer Jofra Archer in their upcoming series in July. Kemar Roach said on Sunday that England paceman Jofra Archer must not expect any friendship from the West Indies players when the team face off in the three- match Test series next month.

West Indies are all set to play England in England In July as the first Test starts on the 8th of July. The WI players are all set to face the wrath of Jofra Archer’s pace. Archer was born in Barbados and represented the West Indies at under-19 level in Three matches before choosing last year to represent England and play for them. He will be facing West Indies for the first time in the Longest format of the game. “Jofra’s made a decision and I think he’s doing a great job for his career. Obviously there will be no friendships at the start of this series” Roach told reporters via Zoom. Archer had a dream start to his career as he went on to become England’s most successful Bowler in the most recent World Cup in 2019 and subsequently made his Test debut for England against Australia in the 2019 Ashes. He had a memorable Test debut as well as the Aussies struggled to play him. “It’s all about winning and playing our cricket. If we come up against Jofra, we’ll device a fantastic plan to counter it. I’m looking forward to that battle” Roach said.

 

“I saw him as a youngster in domestic cricket back home in Barbados. I always knew that he was talented and obviously it has shown over the years. He came over here and has done a fantastic job and I want to wish him all the best in his career.” Said Roach. The last two matches of the series will be at Old Trafford and all the games will be played behind closed doors and spectators won’t be allowed. This battle gets more interesting when we realize that this will be the first International series post the long layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.