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West Indies gearing up for England

Ahead of the opening test on July 08, fast bowler Kemar Roach said there will be “no friendships” between the West Indies players and England’s Jofra Archer.
Barbados-born bowler Archer, 25, played three times for West Indies Under-19s before opting to play for England.
He played against West Indies at the 2019 World Cup but this summer’s series, starting July 08, would be the first time he had faced the Tests.
“It is all about winning and playing hard cricket,” fellow Bajan Roach said.
“Jofra has made his decision and is doing a fantastic job for his career. There is no friendships with this series.”
Archer has friends in the West Indies’ 30-man touring party, notably batsman Shai Hope and bowler Chemar Holder, and played alongside bowlers Alzarri Joseph and Preston McSween for West Indies Under-19s.
Asked whether there would be extra words for Archer on the field during the Test series, Roach said: “We will see when that comes around. We will definitely see.”
The three-match series will be played at bio-secure venues in Southampton and Manchester without spectators, something Roach said could help West Indies as the hosts will be without their usual vocal support.
Roach expects the tourists to employ the same aggressive


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