Kemar Roach added There's some very good fast bowlers in our group, our job is to go out there and give it our best shot © Getty Images
Kemar Roach added he knows Australians play very hard cricket © Getty Images

West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is excited after seeing a green wicket at Bellerive Oval, Hobart, venue for first Test against Australia. West indies will be playing a three-match Test series in Australia with the first Test starting on Thursday. In a conversation with ESPNcricinfo he said, “Of course, there aren’t many wickets in the world like that, so it’s good to see that for a change. I’m pretty excited to get a go on Thursday. Yeah I think so [it shall still be green on Thursday]. I know Australians play very hard cricket and they believe in what they do, so that’s what they give us, and that’s what we’re going to take.”

“There’s some very good fast bowlers in our group, our job is to go out there and give it our best shot. Jerome Taylor has been leading the attack very well, he’s in good form, one of the fastest bowlers in the world Shannon Gabriel, and then myself. And Jason Holder the captain has been good as well. I think we can give the Australians some trouble.”

Roach reminisces his last tour to Australia, “It was good memories, Ricky Ponting was a great batsman for Australia, and to go out there and give him a hard time at the crease was a good thing for me at a young age. My role has changed since 2009, I’ve had a lot of injuries the last couple of years and that’s set me back a bit. But I’m here and there’s a reason I’m here, the selectors have put their faith in me to come down here and do the job. I believe in myself as well, so given a go on Thursday I’ll go out there and give it my best shot. Consistency, hitting the areas as much as possible has always been the way in Australia. I watched Australia and New Zealand and it’s simple, just keep the ball in good areas and just do something with the ball as well, then you should be on top.”