England’s star batsman Jason Roy is no more part of the squads the England Cricket Board (ECB) has finalized for the tour of Pakistan and the T20 World Cup 2022, respectively. The team is scheduled to visit the cricket-loving nation in September for a seven-match T20I series. On completing the series, both teams will head towards Australia for the all-important event and will return to Pakistan for a three-match Test series closing the tour.
Leaving out Roy will turn out a hefty blow for England as the batters occupy impressive stats in short formats of the game. He has 3954 runs in 107 ODIs at an average of 40.3, whereas he averages 24.1 in 64 t20Is with 1522 runs. Roy’s batting stint in Pakistan Super League and Indian Premier League have always been enjoyed by the watchers.
He has always been following an approach England Cricket looks for at the top of the batting order. But his dreadful summer is to cost him as the board is expected to name the series and World Cup squad on Friday. Jason could manage 78 runs at an average of 12.7 apiece in the last six T20I matches this Summer. He struggled far slower than usual to score runs but could manage a strike rate in the 70s as he struggled to regain the lost form.
The ECB hoped Roy might use The Hundred to bounce back more robust, but his failure with 51 runs averaging 8.5 and three ducks creates a vital concern for the board. The batter has also missed Oval Invincible’s last match after suffering lower back stiffness. Now, his form and fitness both create a question for his inclusion in the upcoming schedules for the team.
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