Kemar Roach was one of the best fast bowlers of West Indies in the modern era and he was great in both test cricket and ODIs. Kemar Roach played for West Indies from 2009 and is still going strong. Kemar Roach and Fidel Edwards were the leaders of the fast bowling attack. Kemar Roach has played 79 Test Matches so far for West Indies and 95 ODIs as well. Kemar Roach has taken 265 wickets in test cricket at an amazing average of 27.75. He also has 11 Five Wicket Hauls in test cricket. In the 95 ODIs that he has played he has taken 125 Wickets with 3 Five Wicket Hauls. In total he has taken 385 international wickets and 14 Five Wicket Hauls.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Best Bowling Performances of Kemar Roach
1) 5/105 and 5/41 vs Australia (2012)
This was one of the best bowling performances by Kemar Roach in test cricket and it came against Australia. He took 5 wickets for 105 runs in 27 overs. He gave away a lot of runs but took 5 Wickets for his efforts. He bowled with the right line and lengths and he then bettered it in the second innings. He bowled 18 overs in the second innings of Australia and yet again he took a 5 wicket haul but this time he gave away just 41 runs at 2.25 runs per over. In total he bowled 45 overs for 10 wickets in the match.
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2) 5/60 vs New Zealand (2012)
This was the second batting innings of New Zealand in this test match. And Kemar Roach had made his reputation as being one of the best bowlers in the second innings. He picked 5 wickets in this innings while giving away 60 runs in 23.2 overs which is less than 3 runs per over. Kemar Roach had picked 2 Wickets in the first innings as well and a total of 7 wickets in the Match. Due to his heroics, West Indies won this match by 9 wickets.
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3) 5/42 vs Bangladesh (2014)
When Kemar Roach got 6/48 against Bangladesh as his first 5 wicket haul, West Indies lost that match. In this match he got another 5 wicket haul against Bangladesh but this time West Indies won the match. Kemar Roach took 5 wickets for 42 runs in 20 overs meaning just a little over 2 runs per over. Bangladesh were rattled and West Indies won this match by a massive 296 runs and Kemar Roach got redemption.
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4) 4/30 vs 4/52 vs England (2019)
This was one of his best bowling performances as he got 8 wickets against a strong England team. In the first innings he took 4 Wickets for 30 runs as he bowled 15 overs. It means he gave away 2 runs per over and England were out for 187 in the first innings. In the second batting innings of England, Kemar Roach again got 4 wickets for 52 runs. He bowled 13 overs at 4 runs per over. Due to his match winning performance of getting 8 wickets in the match, West Indies won this match by 10 wickets.
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5) 6/27 vs Netherlands (2011)
This was an important match in the 2011 World Cup and Kemar Roach stepped up for West Indies. He picked his career best 6/27 vs Netherlands. He bowled 8.3 overs in this match and by giving away only 27 runs he took 6 wickets. Kemar Roach absolutely destroyed the Netherlands batting line-up. West Indies won this match by 215 Runs.
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