Jason Roy Injury Update: Hosts England have received a huge blow with respect to their opening batsman’s injury.
England opening batsman Jason Roy has been ruled out of England’s next two matches in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Roy had suffered a hamstring tear during their last match against West Indies at Southampton.
Speaking during the post-match presentation ceremony, England captain Eoin Morgan had disclosed that the medical team would require nearly 48 hours to examine the extent of the injury.
It has been confirmed that Roy will not take part during England’s matches against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. While the first match is expected to be played tomorrow at Old Trafford, the second match will be played on Friday at Headingley.
Given the form Roy was in, his absence is most likely to affect England’s scheme of things. What shouldn’t worry the hosts much is that their upcoming two matches are against the weaker teams (on paper) in the tournament.
The right-hand batsman has scored 215 runs at an average of 71.66 and a strike rate of 118.78 including one century and one half-century in the tournament so far. In 10 ODIs this year, Roy has scored 617 runs at an average of 77.12 and a strike rate of 120.50 including three centuries and three half-centuries.
In the absence of Roy, England will look to reserve batsman James Vince. In 10 ODIs, Vince has scored 225 runs at an average of 28.12 and a strike rate of 90.72. The last time he played for England in ODIs was during the series against Pakistan before the World Cup.
With six points in four matches, England are currently at No. 4 in the points table.
Jason Roy Injury Update:
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 17, 2019
ICYMI, watch the rather dramatic moment when Jason Roy brought up his maiden World Cup 💯 and got this reaction from his team-mates (and everybody else!)
😲 🤭 👏
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 8, 2019
JUST IN: England opener Jason Roy is ruled out of the next two games at least after a hamstring tear. Eoin Morgan is still being assessed. #CWC19
— The Field (@thefield_in) June 17, 2019
Jason Roy will not field for the rest of this innings due to tightness in his left hamstring.
He will therefore not be able to bat until No.7 on the batting card.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 14, 2019
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