PAK vs ENG: Jason Roy likely to be dropped from England’s squad for Pakistan
PAK vs ENG: Jason Roy is likely to be dropped from England’s T20I team for both the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and the upcoming tour of Pakistan after recover from a season-long form slump.
English opener Jason Roy expected to miss the England team’s upcoming matches against Pakistan and the T20 World Cup in Australia, according to ESPNcricinfo. When Eoin Morgan was in charge of the ODI and T20 teams, Roy, 32, a critical part of the team from the moment he made his debut after the 2015 World Cup.
In 171 appearances, his unrelenting aggression at the top of the order has produced nearly 5,500 runs on white balls, including 1,522 at 24.15 and a strike rate of 137.61 in T20 Internationals. Additionally, he was essential in developing the group’s proactive strategy, which helped them win the 2019 50-over World Cup.
On Friday, the England T20I team expected to announced. Jos Buttler, who will take over for Morgan, is presently recuperating from the calf injury he sustained while leading the Manchester Originals in the Hundred.
Moeen Ali will probably serve as the team’s captain at the start of the series as he won’t be available until the second half of the tour. Roy thought to have told his Oval Invincibles teammates that he not selected for the national assignment.
Given the high regard in which he held in England’s white-ball system. Roy could have preserved his status in the team by performing well for Invincibles in this year’s Hundred. However, he had a terrible start to the season, scoring just 51 runs at an average of 8.50. With three ducks in four innings and an agonising 21 from 19 balls against Birmingham Phoenix.
Due to lower back stiffness, he missed the Invincibles’ final two games of the season. Including Wednesday night’s key loss to the Originals at Old Trafford. His domestic opening partner Will Jacks, whose outstanding run of form included a century against Southern Brave, took his place in the England side. Jordan Cox, a crucial element of Kent’s T20 Blast victory last summer and another member of Roy’s Invincibles team, reportedly considered as a replacement.
Another candidate is Will Smeed, who recorded the Hundred’s first century. But it anticipated that Phil Salt, who opened alongside Roy in the Netherlands. While Jonny Bairstow was on Test duty, will have the first crack at filling in for him.
After spending a lot of time at number three in England’s T20I squad. Dawid Malan’s outstanding performances for Trent Rockets at the top of the order. Including a tournament-high 358 runs at 59.66. And a strike rate of 172.1, are probably going to get him promoted to open at some point during the Pakistan tour.
Alex Hales, Malan’s opening partner at Rockets and a player who has ignored by England ever. Since he failed two drug tests for recreational use right before the 2019 World Cup. And has also suggested as a potential recall candidate. Hales, who has excelled for many years on the international scene. He became the first English player to achieve 10,000 runs in the T20 format this summer.
Even with Morgan, his toughest rival, having retired. It seems unlikely that there will be a reconciliation under the new leadership of Buttler and Matthew Mott. Hales and the England management rumoured to have not communicated. And the group’s senior players not particularly interested in promoting Hales.
Ben Stokes, the captain of England’s Test team, will also miss the tour to Pakistan. After quitting ODI cricket this summer to focus on the other two international formats. The impending Test series decider against South Africa at the Kia Oval next week is his top priority right now.
Luke Wood, a left-arm quick, anticipated to make his debut for his country against Pakistan. After earlier this year sitting on the bench in the Netherlands.
Mark Wood, who has injured for the entire English summer. And will train this week at the Kia Oval with the Test team to get ready for his comeback. On Friday morning, the squad for the Pakistan tour will be revealed. And on September 16, the team for the World Cup.