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Thread: Has Roach just had his "NZ" moment?

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    Has Roach just had his "NZ" moment?

    Looking at Roach's career from the begining it's always reminded me of what Steyn went through early on, he made his debut for the SA team aged 21, did ok but eventually he got dropped, then he went to county cricket to develop his game, after that experience he managed to work his way back into the test team, done ok away in the subcontinent and then came the defining moment in his career, NZ at home in 2008, he got 25 wickets in that series and never looked back,

    Roach's path has been quite similar, though he probably started a little better than Steyn did but had a horrible slump last year which lead to him being dropped, he got picked up by Worcestershire county club and done well, he continued to play for the one day team though and was the top wicket taker in the India odi series, there he showed signs that he was coming back to form, after that he played in the four day competition for Barbados and after a quiet start he just exploded and started taking 5 and 4fers, people at the game claimed he was looking back to his best again,

    Now we come to this series and he's just been sensational, top pacer in the one day series and now he finds himself leading the way in the test series, and has just got his first 10fer on the board,

    After 16 tests Steyn had around 76 wickets, Roach has around 58, but Kemar's defining moment may have come at an earlier stage (Steyn was 24 and a half and Roach is still 23),

    His next series will be a massive test of course (away in England) but if he does well there aswell then i can't see the kid looking back either.

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    Top quality post. Very eloquently put. Posters like you put the rest of us to shame on the interwebz mate. This series could very well prove to be the defining moment in Roach's career.

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    Roach has picked over 50 Test wickets, under 30 a piece, while under 24 years old. I can't imagine there are many bowlers who can say the same. Hard to say he will be up there with Steyn though. But it's a good thing the Windies have a fast bowler that can be compared with the world's best bowler!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    Roach has picked over 50 Test wickets, under 30 a piece, while under 24 years old. I can't imagine there are many bowlers who can say the same. Hard to say he will be up there with Steyn though. But it's a good thing the Windies have a fast bowler that can be compared with the world's best bowler!
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    Not a bad list to be in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gashti View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gashti View Post
    Top quality post. Very eloquently put. Posters like you put the rest of us to shame on the interwebz mate. This series could very well prove to be the defining moment in Roach's career.
    Thanks for the praise man!!! , i just hope Kemar can live up to the hype.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stapel View Post
    Roach has picked over 50 Test wickets, under 30 a piece, while under 24 years old. I can't imagine there are many bowlers who can say the same. Hard to say he will be up there with Steyn though. But it's a good thing the Windies have a fast bowler that can be compared with the world's best bowler!
    Yes it would be tough for Kemar to follow in Steyn's footsteps but you never know, when Steyn got going he just became relentless, Kemar has to have that same desire to move his game to the next level, he's shown what he can do in this series and away in Sri-lanka in 2010, he just needs to be more consistent now.

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    I've been pretty high on Roach for a while now, so I'm not surprised he's finding form. Yeah, he could be WI's best quick since Walsh, but I don't see him being as good as Steyn.
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    Most impressive thing about Roach's bowling in this test was the consistent length he bowled. Was top stuff.
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    I was flabbergasted that some forum members were calling for Roach to be axed after the first test for Rampaul.

    He's always been a bowler that I've enjoyed watching and will (injury pending) definitely be West Indies best bowler since Walsh. But that's not that hard is it? Only Dillon and Collymore are really in contention, perhaps Rampaul too.

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    Always been a fan. We could all do with more roaches. But looks more a "body" bowler than a rhythm bowler. Can't wait to see a few of the other bowlers OP keeps bragging about. Saw a Jason Holder video and yeah, definite Ambrose-isms.

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    Indians can't bowl - Where has the rumour come from as I myself and many indian friends arwe competent fast bowlers ?

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    Am I reading that correctly? Waqar, 35 matches before he turned 24 with 194 wickets and 19 five-fors?!
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    Young Waqar was a phenom in the truest sense.

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