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.