There is no friendship with Jofra Archer during the series – Kemar Roach
Barbara-born Jofra Archer, who represents the West Indies Under-19 team, is currently a regular member of the England cricket team. Jofra Archer’s under-19 team-mate currently touring England, but West Indies Player Kemar Roach said he had no friendship with the archer during the series.
Despite being from the Caribbean, Jofra Archer, who plays cricket for England, has taken three wickets in an ODI in the 2019 World Cup against his homeland but has yet to play a Test. For the first time, Archer will play a Test against the West Indies, where he is also the main force in the team’s bowling. West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach has said that he will not have any friendship with Archer in such a situation.
Referring to Archer’s play for England, Kemar Roach said: “Joffra has made his decision (to play for England). He is doing great for England and he is on the right track for a career, we will have no friendship with him in this series. “Our main goal is to play hard cricket and win, that’s the real thing. “
Archer has a number of former teammates in the West Indies Test squad against England, who have also played for the West Indies in the Under-19 team. Especially Shy Hope, Chemer Holder, Algerie Joseph, Preston Maxwin with whom Joffra Archer has played age-based cricket.
“You’ll all see what we do on the field, “ Roach said when asked if words would be used to deal with Joffra Archer in the Test series.
Kemar Roach is also confident of holding the Test series against England. “Our plan against England will not change much , “ he said . I am hoping for the same kind of bowling that I did in the last series. If we can repeat that, then of course we can do something good against them, it will be a great series for us . “
The three-match Test series will be played on July 7 with the Southampton Test, the first time an international cricket match will be played in a bio-safe environment, with no spectators in the stadium. The West Indies cricket team will have to abide by a 14-day quarantine before taking to the field, where they will go to Southampton, the venue of the first Test, on July 3 after training.
Everyone will have to take the Corona Test once again before taking the field in the first Test, the second and final Test of the series will be held on July 18 and 24 at Old Trafford.