Roach calls for consistency and positivity ahead of Test series


Consistency and being positive in approach are key elements if West Indies are to do well in the upcoming two Test matches against Bangladesh. That’s the view of fast bowler Kemar Roach.

Speaking at a Virtual press conference this week, the experienced Roach touched on what is required for the Caribbean side to excel in what he deemed ‘tough conditions.’

“I hope so,” was Roach’s response on whether a different West Indies would turn up for the Test series after the ODI players were hammered 3-0.

“The One Day series didn’t go as we would have liked, but we have to understand it was a very young team, a lot of inexperience in that team, so it was just a learning curve for those guys.”

After several first-choice ODI players opted out of the series owing to COVID-19 concerns and injuries, a second string side meant nine players were handed their 50-over debut.

Roach continued: “For the Test team I’m sure couple guys have been here before, so we know what to expect. I expect the guys to go out there and give a better showing, put up a better fight and obviously try to win some games for the West Indies.”

With Bangladesh riding high on the ODI series success, Roach believes West Indies must be positive in the execution of plans.

“Obviously coming to Bangladesh is always a tough tour, so it’s all about us being positive and trying to execute our plans as best as we can. It’s all about us going out there, giving it our best shot and just put on a good show.”

The Test matches will start on February 3 and 11.

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