West Indies’s robust pacer, Kemar Roach has warned Jofra Archer of not expecting a friendly atmosphere when he faces the teammates he snubbed to play for England. Barbados-born Archer is eligible to play for England because his father was born there and the paceman made his debut for the team last year.
His decision to reject the West Indies did not go down well, and fellow Barbadian Roach says Archer is unlikely to be given a friendly reception in the forthcoming Test series between the sides. The West Indies team has already landed in England as they will kickstart international cricketing action after the coronavirus pandemic.
Kemar Roach has now openly said that Jofra Archer should not be expecting any sort of humility from his West Indian fellows.
Kemar Roach Issues A Warning For Jofra Archer
“Jofra made his decision and he’s done a fantastic job for England so far but there will be no friendships during this series,” Roach told reporters in a Zoom press conference on Sunday.
“It’s all about winning and playing hard cricket. We will devise a plan for our batsmen to counter him and I’m looking forward to that battle,” Kemar Roach added.
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“I saw him as a youngster in domestic cricket back home in Barbados and always thought he was talented. He has come over here and shown what he can do and I want to wish him all the best in his career,” Roach further said.
“But you will definitely see if we have any words for him on the field when that comes around,” Kemar Roach added.
Roach also revealed the West Indies squad are still discussing ways to acknowledge the Black Lives Matter cause when they play.