Time is not going well for Jason Roy at all. This opener found himself lost in ‘The Hundred’ after international cricket this summer. The effect of that is also going to be very good in his career. Roy is also going to be left out of the England team for the T20 World Cup after the Pakistan tour.
Roy scored an ODI century against the Netherlands last June. But then he was ineffective against India and South Africa. Roy averaged 12.66 in 6 T20 Internationals this summer, 17.90 in 12 matches across the two editions. The Hundred would have been the ideal stage for Roy to retain his place in the England team. However, he failed to shine there for Oval Invincibles. He got out for zero runs in 3 innings, his highest score was 21 in the remaining 3 innings.
The England team will be announced tomorrow. But he is not getting a place in it, Roy told his teammates at the Hundred Oval, reports ESPNcricinfo.
Roy was a key member of England’s limited overs revolution under Eoin Morgan. In all, Roy has about 5 thousand 500 runs in 171 matches in limited overs. He has 1,522 runs at an average of 24.15 and a strike rate of 137.61 in international T20. He was also an important member of England’s World Cup winning team in 2019. However, he is going to lose his place in the team of new captain Jos Buttler and new coach Matthew Mott.
Instead of Roy, England may call his Oval team-mate Will Jacks. Roy’s other teammate Jordan Cox is also under consideration. Cox was a key member of Kent’s title-winning team last season. Will Schmid, who scored the first hundred in Hundred history, can come into consideration. However, Phil Salt, who has already played 12 limited overs international matches, should be the most forward.
However, Alex Hales can be ignored this time too. He has been out of the England team since he tested positive for dope in 2019. Former captain Morgan also publicly said he was not considered.
He became the first English player to reach 10,000 runs in T20 this season. However, even after Morgan’s departure, he has not been contacted by England’s team management, Cricinfo said.