The West Indies group beat England at house final 12 months to assert the Wisden Trophy. They at the moment are in England to play a three-match Test rubber, beginning July eight at Southampton.
The collection will mark the resumption of worldwide cricket after the coronavirus hiatus. The pacer mentioned the bowlers should “adjust their plans” in English situations and the important thing can be to assault.
“There are different conditions here to the Caribbean, the ball does a little bit more in England, so I think we have to adjust our plans. But I don’t think our mode of attack is going to change much,” Roach instructed the Press Association.
“You saw them in the Caribbean and it is pretty fresh in our minds. It’s always going to be tough to play England but once we get stuck into them, I think we stand a great chance of beating England.”
The 31-year-old, who has claimed 193 Test wickets to date, mentioned they are going to look to hassle the England batsmen when the collection begins behind closed doorways, which is able to make a degree enjoying area.
“Our plan was always to make it tough for the English batsmen. I don’t see any reason why we can’t execute that here and cause trouble to the English batsmen,” he mentioned.
“The strong England support they have here can play a part. Now it’s a more level playing field. When July 8 comes, let’s see how it goes and how fast we can adapt and get stuck into the English.”
Roach mentioned it has been powerful to shine the ball within the cooler situations at Old trafford now that saliva is banned. “It’s pretty tough,” he mentioned.
“We have had some sessions in the nets and the atmosphere is pretty chilly, so there’s not much sweat that you can produce. But we are coming up with some ways that we can probably get some gloss on the ball. It takes a lot more practice but we will keep working at it and see what the best way is.”
Roach additionally sounded a warning to fellow Barbadian pacer Jofra Archer, who performs for England, saying there can be “no friendships” with him throughout the collection.
“Jofra made his decision and he’s done a fantastic job for England so far but there will be no friendships during this series,” mentioned Roach.
“It’s all about winning and playing hard cricket. We will devise a plan for our batsmen to counter him and I’m looking forward to that battle.”
Recalling his earlier days, Roach mentioned: “I saw him as a youngster in domestic cricket back home in Barbados and always thought he was talented. He has come over here and shown what he can do. I want to wish him all the best in his career. But you will definitely see if we have any words for him on the field when that comes around.”
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