Roach craves right approach
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, CMC – Fast bowler Kemar Roach has warned against inconsistency as West Indies gear up for their two-Test series against New Zealand.
Speaking to reporters yesterday in the build-up to the opening Test at the Basin Reserve, the 29-year-old said the Caribbean side had been prone to up-and-down performances in the past but were dealing with the issue through more intense preparation.
“Consistency is always our downfall. I think once we get on the park and play as one, I think the performances will come,” Roach said.
“The guys have been preparing well [and] working very hard and I think this Test series is going to be a very good one.
“I think the New Zealand team is a very good one and I think once we can come in here and perform well as we would like to do, go out there and put the best foot forward, it will be pretty much a good series.”
West Indies have struggled in recent times and currently lie eighth in the Test rankings, well behind the Black Caps who are fourth.
However, the Jason Holder-led side have shown signs of improvement over the last 12 months, winning a Test in each of the four series they have contested.