Jason Roy injury: English batsman suffers an injury scare as he walks off while fielding during England vs West Indies match at Southampton
During the 19th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and West Indies at Southampton, the England opening batsman, and a vital cog in the English batting wheel- Jason Roy suffered a massive injury scare early on in the first innings.
It all happened during the 8th over of the West Indian innings. England skipper, Eoin Morgan opted to field first under the overcast conditions at The Rose Bowl, Southampton after winning the toss.
The second delivery of the over being bowled by Jofra Archer was short and wide, to which Chris Gayle comfortably sliced over the inner circle as the powerplay was on. Jason Roy, while chasing the ball apparently pulled his left leg hamstring and was visibly in quite a significant amount of pain.
He was quick to call on his Team physio to address the issue, and a few moments hence walked-off the field in utter discomfort. England team and its fans would hope that there’s nothing serious, although he has had this issue with his hamstring for quite some time now. James Vince, scampered on to the field as the substitute fielder.
Jason Roy has left the field with a hamstring injury.
England fans right now… pic.twitter.com/x9CDCSBGQc
— Coral (@Coral) June 14, 2019
Centurion from the last match
The 28-year-old scored a blistering 153 off 121 deliveries in the previous match against Bangladesh, to hand England a 106-run victory at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. He had also scored a half-century in the opening match of the tournament. As of now there is no update on the injury status as to whether he will be fit to bat in the second innings or not.
In the ongoing match, however, The Windies are reeling at 60/3 after 15 overs. Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, and Liam Plunkett have taken one wicket apiece so far. Chris Gayle, who was looking in good touch with the bat so far, was dismissed on 36 off 41 deliveries courtesy a simle catch in the deep by Jonny Bairstow off Plunkett’s bowling.