Fast bowler Kemar Roach is looking to the upcoming ICC World Cup to prove he is back to full fitness and form, after recovering from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the Test series against South Africa last December.
Highly-rated off spinner Sunil Narine, top order batsman Darren Bravo and fast bowler Kemar Roach were all named in the West Indies World Cup squad on Saturday despite missing out on the current South Africa tour.
West Indies have lost their most accomplished fast bowler after Kemar Roach was ruled out of the final two matches of the test series in South Africa and replaced by uncapped Kenroy Peters, the country`s cricket board announced.
Quinton de Kock, South Africa`s rising wicketkeeping star, faces a battle to be fit for the 2015 World Cup after being ruled out of the remaining Test and limited overs matches against the West Indies.
Hashim Amla hit his third Test double century and Stiaan van Zyl made a hundred on his debut before South Africa declared their first innings at 552 for five on the second day of the first Test against the West Indies at SuperSport Park on Thursday.
Riding on his two match-winning knocks against Bangladesh in the second Test, West Indies' veteran batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul leapfrogged Angelo Mathews and David Warner to be positioned third in the latest ICC Test rankings released Wednesday.
Kemar Roach was at his devastating best as Bangladesh were reduced to 104 for seven at stumps after the West Indies were dismissed for 380 in their first innings on the second day of the second and final Test.
Mushfiqur Rahim rode his luck and battled through the pain of a badly bruised finger in compiling an unbeaten 70 to keep Bangladesh alive at 256 for five in their second innings at stumps on the fourth day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Arnos Vale Stadium in St Vincent on Monday.