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Gayle, Roach to play for Western Australia in Twenty20

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Sydney, Mar 30 (ANI): West Indies captain Chris Gayle will return to Western Australia next summer to play for the Warriors' Twenty20 campaign. Fast bowler Kemar Roach will also join him.

Gayle was restricted to just two games for WA last summer after picking up a side strain in his first outing for the Warriors.

But the 30-year-old still made a sizeable impact, hammering 40 off just 16 balls against South Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Roach has quickly emerged as the most exciting pacer in the Test arena.

The 21-year-old has taken 20 wickets in five Tests and injured Australian captain Ricky Ponting last summer with a fearsome bouncer.

"In Chris Gayle we have secured one of the game's best Twenty20 players for the second successive season, while Kemar Roach is one of the most promising young pacemen in world cricket," WACA chief executive Graeme Wood said.

"It has been extremely disappointing to miss out on the opportunity to compete at the first two Champions League Twenty20 tournaments," he added. (ANI)

Story first published: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 11:32 [IST]
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