England will play top-ranked ODI side India in a must-win game in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on June 30 (Sunday) at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Ahead of the game, the host received a much-needed boost with opener Jason Roy fit to play on Sunday.
Roy to play against India
Meanwhile, Jason Roy had pulled his hamstring when he was chasing the ball in the eighth over of the match against West Indies. Thus, Roy didn’t field for the rest of the innings. Furthermore, he didn’t come out to bat. Joe Root had opened in his place against West Indies. On the other hand, James Vince got a chance in the playing XI in the match in the next three games in place of Roy. He has failed to live upto the expectations which sum up England’s outing in the last two matches.
While the swashbuckling opener was likely to return for the game against Australia but failed to regain 100 percent fitness. The management was hell-bent to play Jason Roy in the do-or-die game against India and it will be a massive boost for the England side as Roy will take the field at Edgbaston. Skipper Eoin Morgan has confirmed on the eve of the match that Roy is preparing to play the Sunday’s clash.
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So far, Jason Roy has batted in three games scoring 215 runs including a century and a fifty. His partnership with Jonny Bairstow at the top of the innings has been one of the significant factors for England’s recent success. Eoin Morgan & Co will hope Roy to continue the swashbuckling form as they hope to return to winning ways to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Jason Roy has represented the English side in 80 ODIs scoring 3153 runs at an average of 42.04. The 28-year-old has struck nine centuries so far, all of which have ended in a winning cause.