Roach pace for Heat

WEST Indian paceman Wes Hall terrorised batsmen at the Gabba while he played two seasons for Queensland in the early 60s.

Now the stage is set for fellow Barbadian Kemar Roach to do the same for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League later this year.

Roach, who has taken 70 wickets in 19 Tests and 67 wickets in 67 ODIs for the Windies, has signed a one-season deal with the Heat.

Coach Darren Lehmann said he was sure Roach would make an 'impact' in the competition.

"We are super excited to have got Kemar," Lehmann said. "He's a great young bloke and while he is still learning the T20 side of things, he's done well at Test and ODI level and has those raw ingredients of pace and aggression that you want in a fast bowler."

The Heat also signed batsman Peter Forrest and rising quick Cameron Gannon yesterday, taking their squad to 15 before the closing of the player signing window. The 18-man squads have to be finalised in November.

Elsewhere, another Windies bowler, off-spinner Sunil Narine, has joined the Sydney Sixers, as has Brett Lee who announced his retirement from one-day cricket earlier this month.


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