Is Jason Roy playing: The English opening batsman had missed the last knockout match after twisting his ankle during practice.
During the final match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers in Sydney, Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner has won the bat flip and elected to field.
“There’s a bit of weather around and the pitch has been under covers. No other reasons to bowl,” Turner told Fox Sports during the bat flip.
Defending champions Sydney Sixers, who had also won the inaugural season of the BBL, have a chance of equaling Scorchers (3) with respect to most BBL titles won by a single franchise. Scorchers, on the other hand, would be looking to register another victory to gain an unassailable lead as far as BBL titles are concerned.
“Same team for us as the Qualifier. We’ve enjoyed our week off but we’re excited to back here at the SCG,” Sixers captain Moises Henriques told Fox Sports as his team is playing its second consecutive home final.
Is Jason Roy playing BBL 10 final?
Much like Sixers, Scorchers have also decided to field an unchanged Playing XI for the final match. The development means that opening batsman Jason Roy will continue to sit out due to an ankle injury which kept him out of the previous match as well.
UNCHANGED for the #BBL10 Final! 🏆 We’ve won the batflip and we’re BOWLING first 💪
— Perth Scorchers (@ScorchersBBL) February 6, 2021
Speaking to Fox Cricket before the start of the match, Roy disclosed that he didn’t stand a chance of recovering for the final match. Roy, who has scored 355 runs at an average of 32.27 and a strike rate of 130.51 including a couple of half-centuries this season, admitted that the ongoing season rejuvenated him after a tough 2020.
“I was not that close. There was a bit of mind games being played. I was no chance. I did a proper job on my ankle. It was just in the warm-up doing a run through. I turned around to go the other way, rolled it and went down like a sack of potatoes. Not sure what happened.
“This year has been one of my favourite experiences. Given the last year with Covid and no crowds it’s been hard but playing here has rejuvenated me,” Roy told Fox Cricket.