Roach looking forward to green pitch


West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is excited at the prospect of bowling on a pitch that will offer him some assistance as opposed to the surfaces that he bowls on back home when the Test series against Australia starts in Hobart on Thursday.

Over the last few years the pitches produced in the Caribbean has had very little bounce and it is a real struggle for paceman to get any bounce or movement out of the deck.

With the Windies very much underdogs in the series against the hosts, Roach though says that the bowling unit, especially the faster men, will have some say in the three Tests.

Roach said of the pitch: "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 will 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."