ROACH: “WE CAN OUT BOWL SOUTH AFRICA”

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is confident the West Indies bowling attack can outbowl the South Africa bowlers.

Speaking to Caribbean Sports journalists via zoom on Wednesday,  ahead of the second Test, in St Lucia, the Barbadian fast bowler said with the likes of himself, Holder, young Jayden Seales, Alzarri Joseph and  Shannon Gabriel, the West Indies bowling attack is as good as any team in the international stage.

Commenting on the pitch, in which the regional team was skittled out for 97 in the first innings, Roach said it is good to play cricket on pitches like that one, as it will prepare players for pitches like the surfaces in Australia. He also responded to suggestions that it may have been a wrong decision to bat first, as he told the journalists the team decided to take first strike and they learnt their lesson. He said the batsmen just did not bat good enough.

Roach, who took 214 wickets from 63 Tests, added the bowlers have offered the batsmen advice as they as bowlers are in a position to offer some assistance as they can see their weaknesses.

The second and final test starts on Friday at the Darren Sammy Stadium, in St Lucia.

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