Kemar Roach names the most difficult batsman he ever bowled to in international cricket

Roach is a key cog in the bowling wheel of West Indies.

Kallis had scored 62 tons in across all formats | AFP

West Indies speedster Kemar Roach, who is considered as one of the most talented fast bowlers from the Caribbean, has troubled some of the best of the batsmen of their era and he is still doing the same with his tight action, hostility and tremendous pace that he clicked 90mph regularly.

Barbadian cricketer has been West Indies’ top-class performer over the years across the formats and still delivering for the team, as he has so far featured in 56 Tests (193 wickets), 92 ODIs (124 wickets) and 11 T20Is (10 scalps) since 2008.

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Roach, an attacking and extremely talented quick bowler, has troubled many bests in business so far, but recently revealed that there is a player who troubled him the most and toil hard for his wicket.

The speedster has picked up all-rounder Jacques Kallis as the toughest batsman he has ever bowled to, saying the South Africa legend was a technically correct batsman, which makes it really tough for the bowler to get through him.

Roach also had an argument with Kallis on the field | AFP

He made the revelation during an Instagram Live session with the West Indies Cricket and admitted that Kallis was the hardest batsman he has ever bowled to in the Test cricket.

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Roach said during the live session, “Hands down, I would have to say, Jacques Kallis,” on being asked to name the most difficult batsman he bowled to in Tests.”

The pacer further added, “He (Kallis) was definitely one of the tougher for sure. He was very technical very solid in his approach. He (Kallis) played it very easily, especially in the home series in 2010. He is probably the hardest batsman I have ever bowled to.”

Noteworthy, Kallis played a combined 519 international matches for South Africa in which he amassed 25,534 runs and 577 wickets before he retired from all forms of international cricket in 2014. He has 62 international centuries across the three formats of the game to his name.


By Rashmi Nanda - 23 May, 2020

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