Kemar Roach aiming to keep Worcestershire up

Kemar Roach
Roach has made 28 one-day international appearances

West Indies paceman Kemar Roach wants to ensure Worcestershire stay in Division One by helping them win their last two County Championship games.

Worcestershire take on Sussex in a vital game in their relegation battle at New Road, starting on Wednesday, 7 September (1030 BST).

Roach told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "I have adapted quickly and want to put in some good performances.

"We are going to play some hard cricket against Sussex and Durham."

Roach, who has made 12 Test appearances for the West Indies, is playing County Cricket for the first time and says he will rely heavily on his team-mate Alan Richardson.

"He's fantastic, he is a great guy and he knows how to bowl on these wickets," added Roach.

"I am learning from him, he is a good guy, we talk a lot and I am glad he is on my side.

"The ball swung a bit more against Lancashire, I have hit my straps and think I bowled pretty well."

The 23-year old Barbadian says he has always had an ambition to play county cricket.

"I got a call from my agent saying a county club were looking for a fast bowler on a short contract and it was Worcestershire.

"I am a great fan of Vikram Solanki, he is a great player, so I was glad to come here and help them out."

Worcestershire's only injury doubt is all-rounder Gareth Andrew with a knee problem, but he is expected to play through the last two games before getting treatment at the end of the season.

There will be full commentary on the game on BBC Hereford and Worcester on 738am and online at bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester.

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