Kemar Roach Sidelined by Injury

West Indies Fast Bowler Kemar Roach

Injury has forced fast bowler Kemar Roach to miss the Test series of the West Indies tour of Bangladesh.

Roach is suffering from a knee injury and could be sidelined for about a month, but may heal in time to play the One Day International series.

West Indies team physiotherapist C.J. Clark described the injury as “a right medial hamstring tendon tear”, which Roach sustained in a club match three weeks ago in his native Barbados.

Clarke said that Kemar Roach has not recovered adequately from the injury to join the squad for the tour and that he has commenced rehabilitation and will undergo further assessment.

He is expected to return to action in three to four weeks’ time.

Roach has been West Indies’ most successful bowler in Tests this year, snaring 39 wickets at 22.25 runs apiece in seven Tests.

Roach is being replaced by Fidel Edwards, who has taken 158 wickets at 38.37 runs apiece in 54 Tests since his debut nine years ago.

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