‘Friend’ Kemar Roach sends warning to Jofra Archer

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Jofra Archer and Kemar Roach. pic ECB/ICC/Twitter

Known as friends, West Indian pacer Kemar Roach has sent strong warning to England pacer Jofra Archer and said that there will be no friendship when the duo meet in middle during West Indies – England series.

“Jofra’s made a decision and I think he’s doing a fantastic job for his career. Obviously, there’ll be no friendships at the start of this series,” Roach said while speaking to reporters on Sunday.

“It’s all about winning and playing our cricket. If we come up against Jofra, we’ll devise a fantastic plan to counter it. I’m looking forward to that battle,” Roach added.

Archer represented the West Indies at under-19 level in three matches before choosing last year to play elite cricket for England, where his father was born.

“I saw him as a youngster in domestic cricket back home in Barbados. I always thought he was talented and obviously it has shown over the years,” he maintained.

“He came over here and has done a fantastic job and I want to wish him all the best in his career,” he added.

The first test is scheduled at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton from July 8, with the last two matches at Old Trafford.