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World Cup 2019: Five players who deserved more chances

Shreyas
ANALYST
Modified 12 Jul 2019, 11:52 IST
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#4 Kemar Roach (West Indies)

Kemar Roach deserved more chances at this World Cup.
Kemar Roach deserved more chances at this World Cup.

Not many do remember how the West Indies performed at this World Cup because the Caribbean army sizzled at times but barring Sheldon Cottrell's stunning bowling efforts and athletic fielding, there was not much to savor. After bouncing out Pakistan in their opener, the Windies realized that apart from Cottrell, there really was no one else who could get them the early wickets.

A player with the experience and prowess of Kemar Roach should have been brought into the side much earlier. Roach took 6 wickets in 3 completed games in this World Cup at an average of 18.5 and stunning economy rate of 3.70. Considering that his performances came against teams like India, New Zealand and Afghanistan, his accuracy and discipline was much needed for the side which was often erratic in their line and lengths.

The experienced quick deserved more chances and had he been in the side instead of someone like a Shannon Gabriel or Oshane Thomas, the results could have been much different than what they were.

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Published 12 Jul 2019, 11:52 IST
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