England might have Archer but Shane Dowrich likes Windies' attack just fine

By June 21, 2020

England might boast the likes of Barbadian-born pace bowler Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and James Anderson but according to West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich, he likes his team’s bowling attack just fine.

Dowrich’s West Indies will face England in the first of three Test matches at the Aeges Stadium in Southampton on July 8, and Dowrich believes the visitors’ pace attack is as good as any.

“If you look at the main four in Shannon, Kemar, Jason and Alzarri, they all present different skills. “Kemar is probably the most skilful of them all in terms of being able to get a consistent line and length and moving the ball both ways. Shannon and Alzarri have a little more pace and Jason is Mr Consistent; he can put the ball on a 10-pence piece,” Dowrich said.

“So I think we bring the whole dynamic, and then obviously you have young Chemar Holder coming up, who is an exciting talent and the way he bowled in first-class cricket this season shows that. So I think we have a well-versed attack and I look forward to seeing them bowl in this series.”

Notwithstanding, Dowrich has nothing but praise for Archer.

“I know Jofra pretty well, he’s an amazing talent and I wish him well going into this series. But at the end of the day when we cross that line, it’s the West Indies against England, but at the end of the day, we have a wonderful bowling line-up and I’m happy with the team that takes the field with me,” he said.

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