Kemar Roach Says Positive Vibe Lingering From West Indies
Kemar Roach said there was a positive vibe lingering from the West Indies triumph at the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament earlier this month.
The West Indies fast bowler said winning the World T20 was a welcomed boost of confidence for the players, and they now hoped to transfer some of that success into others forms of the game, starting with the tour of Bangladesh next month.
Roach was not a member of the WT20 squad that prevailed over hosts Sri Lanka to win the tournament, the first major title West Indies have won, since they lifted the ICC Champions Trophy eight years ago in England.
He has however, kept himself in shape, playing matches for his club in his native Barbados, helping Maple to reach the Final of the national One-day competition.
Roach is tied with three other players as the second-most successful bowler in Tests this year.
West Indies face Bangladesh in two Tests from November 13 to 17 at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in that country’s capital of Dhaka, and from November 21 to 25 at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in the south-western city of Khulna.
The Tests will be followed by five One-day Internationals and a Twenty20 Internationals.
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The Sydney Sixers made light work of the Highveld Lions as the Australian side cantered to a 10-wicket win in the Champions League Twenty20 final at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday.
Chasing the Lions’ 121 all out, Sydney raced to 124 without loss with Michael Lumb smashing his way to a thrilling 82 not out off just 42 balls with eight fours and five sixes.
Sydney, who went through the tournament unbeaten, received $2.5 million for winning the world club event while the Lions claimed $1.3 million as runners-up.
The Lions’ fate was cast in the first innings after they crashed to 9 for four with left-arm spinner Steve O’Keefe effective with the new ball claiming one for 11 off four overs.
Only a career-best knock from Symes saved the Lions from complete humiliation and he received some support from Thami Tsolekile, 20 and Dwaine Pretorius with 21.