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Roach mantra: Short and simple

india Updated: Mar 08, 2011 00:34 IST
Ashutosh Sharma
Ashutosh Sharma
Hindustan Times
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Kemar Roach may be short for a fast bowler but he does pack a punch. At 22, he is already leading the West Indies bowling attack and his hat-trick against the Netherlands, the first of this World Cup, has become the talking point of the tournament.

Roach, who can clock 150km/h, said he did not mind working hard on lifeless wickets of the sub-continent to get the results for his team.

"It's draining to bowl on these wickets but you have no choice. You have to work hard on fitness and try and get the basics right," Roach said on Monday.

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Roach has taken 10 wickets in this tournament with a career-best six for 27 against the Netherlands. He also took three wickets against Bangladesh.

"We have a plan to bowl straight, so if a batsman misses, we hit. That has worked for me so far. But here you also have to take care of your line, length and pace. And while doing all this, you also have to maintain your concentration," the fast bowler said.

West Indies next play Ireland in Mohali on Friday.