RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 04, 2015 07:59
West Indies coach Stuart Williams has welcomed the return of pacer Kemar Roach and middle order batsman Darren Bravo to the regional side preparing for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand starting later this month.
Roach was forced to withdraw from the West Indies side during the series in South Africa due to an ankle injury while Bravo opted out of the tour for personal reasons.
The two players are now in Sydney with the rest of the team which suffered tests and One Day International series defeat against South Africa but prevailed in the T20 series.
“Kemar Roach had left the series in South Africa with an ankle injury and he looked refresh and rearing to go, Darren bravo came out of the NAGICO series and he has some cricket under his belt,” said Williams.
“So these couple of games, these warm-up games against England and Scotland is very important especially to a guy like Kemar Roach…to see what he has in his tank”.
West Indies play warm-up matches against England on Monday and Scotland next week Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
The former champions will start their World Cup campaign with a game against Ireland on the 5th of March.