Windies fast bowler Kemar Roach suffered a back injury in training, which has rendered him ineligible for selection for the first two One Day International matches against England. 


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The 30-year-old bowler was in prime form in the recently concluded Wisden Test series against England, picking up 18 wickets and being adjudged the man of the series. But a back injury will keep him out of contention for the first two white ball Against against same, with a decision on his participation emphasized to be taken depending on clearing fitness tests. 

Roach, who has played 80 ODI games for his country and picked up 114 wickets, will now have only the handful of games against England and a tri-series with Ireland and Bangladesh to steak his claim for the Windies World Cup squad. 

The Windies cricket board us believe the injury isn't very serious, and have not named a replacement for Roach until now.