Three West Indies bowlers to watch out for in the Test series vs England

Jason Holder-led unit will be looking to spring a surprise when they face England in the three-match Test series, starting with a five-day contest in Ageas Bowl in Southampton from 8th July.

The visitors will enter the series as underdogs after losing their previous Test series against India. Uncapped Chemar Holder and Nkrumah Bonner have been included in the Test squad while Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetymer have pulled out of the series due to personal reasons.

Therefore, we have compiled a list of three players from the West Indies who can produce the goods and play an important part in winnings the series against  England.

Kemar Roach

There is no doubt that Kemar Roach is the premier bowler for the West Indies in Test cricket. Pacer has shown excellent form in red-ball cricket over the past couple of years and played a huge role in West Indies winning the Test series over England in the Caribbean.

Roach has produced excellent numbers with the ball against England and will be looking to maintain his good record in English conditions.

Since Jan 2019, Roach has topped the bowling charts for West Indies in Test cricket. In 6 Test matches, Roach has claimed 27 wickets at an average of 18.07.

Jason Holder

Jason Holder is certainly proven to be a world-class all-rounder in red-ball cricket for West Indies. Since past couple of years, Holder has delivered match-winning performances with the bat and ball for West Indies.

Therefore, Holder will be hoping to continue his good run of form against Joe Root’s England side in the upcoming three-match Test series.

The 28-year-old has represented West Indies in 40 Tests in his career where he has picked up 106 wickets at an average of 26. 37, which included six five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.

Since Jan 2019, Holder has claimed 20 wickets in 5 Test matches at an average of 17.25. The side will be hoping that Holder can lead from the front with the bat and ball in this upcoming three-match Test series.

Alzarri Joseph

Rookie pacer has got the all the attributes to do well and pick up wickets in English conditions. He will certainly be a handful in conditions that provide a lot of support to the quick bowlers.

Therefore, Alzarri will be hoping to continue his great form with the ball in hand in the three-match Test series against England.

The 23-year-old has represented the West Indies in 9 Test matches in his career where he has 25 wickets to his name at a decent strike-rate of 61, with the best figures of 3 for 53 against Pakistan at Roseau in 2017.

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