Harry Brook and Jason Roy
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Last Update on: September 7th, 2023 at 03:03 pm

England opener Jason Roy opened up about young batter Harry Brook’s non-selection in the provisional squad for the ODI World Cup 2023. Jason Roy emphasized Harry Brook’s immense potential, anticipating competition with him for a spot in the World Cup squad.

Jason Roy secured a place in England’s 15-member provisional squad for the World Cup, while Harry Brook was omitted. The 24-year-old batter’s exclusion came as a surprise, as he has made impressive an impact in in both red and white-ball cricket during his brief career.

Harry Brook Doesn’t Need A Lot Of Advice From Me – Jason Roy

While reflecting on Harry Brook’s omission, Jason Roy acknowledged his talent and promising future in English cricket. Roy emphasized that Brook might be disappointed about missing out on the provisional squad.

“Brooky is obviously a star player. He’s got a huge, huge, huge future for England, so he doesn’t need a lot of advice from me. Brooky has played three ODIs at the start of the year and did well – and has got it all ahead of him,” Roy said.

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“I’m sure he’ll be slightly disappointed about missing out, but I think he’ll also understand with where the white-ball game is at. He’s a great player and got a great head on his shoulders as well,” he added.

Recently, England’s white-ball coach Matthew Mott hinted that Brook is still in the scheme of things for the World Cup. Jason Roy’s recent poor form might put his place in the final squad at risk.

Enjoy Myself As Much As Possible Until That Final Call – Jason Roy

Jason Roy admitted that the upcoming World Cup might be his last, but he is not making any hasty decisions about his future with the England cricket team.

“We want to go and win the trophy and all that boring stuff. But we want to go there as a group and not have any preconceived ideas and just have a lot of fun.”

“There’s a lot of guys out there that this could be their last world tournament, so we’ve got to make the most of it. I guess I’ll see how I’m feeling at the tournament. I love playing for England, I love the 50-over stuff, I love the 20-over stuff.”

“And as much as I’d love to be a part of the team forever, that’s just not how it works. We’ve got incredible talent coming through and whether it’s a chance for the younger players to come in and start blooding them for the 2027 World Cup, then so be it.”

“I just want to go out there and treat each game as it comes in and enjoy myself as much as possible until that final call comes. Whether that’s after the World Cup or however I or the management see fit.”

The 33-year-old played a crucial role in the 2019 World Cup to help the team register their first ODI World Cup title. The right-handed batter represented the national team in 116 ODIs and scored 4271 runs with an average of 39.92 and an impressive strike rate of 105.53.

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