England opening batsman Jason Roy has struggled quite a bit against slow bowlers in the past, contributing to a lack of runs in the past couple of years. The right-handed batsman, who top-scored in the first T20I against England, found form and got his highest score in around a year. Jason Roy revealed that he had been working with fellow teammate leggie Adil Rashid to overcome his weakness.
Jason Roy top-scored with 49 from 32 deliveries in the first T20 international against India in Ahmedabad as England overhauled India’s modest target of 125 in 15.3 overs. Roy’s knock contained four fours and three sixes, adding 72 for the first wicket with Jos Buttler to set a strong base. With that victory, England took the lead in the five-match series.
Jason Roy realized that he has regularly got out to a few spin-bowlers, including left-arm spinners, leg-spinners. Nevertheless, after practising with Adil Rashid, the 30-year old observed his strengths and learned plenty about his gameplay.
“I have got out to a few bowlers – leg-spinners, left-arm spinners. They are a few bowlers who have (regularly) got me out. But I have done a lot of practice against Adil Rashid in the nets. He’s helped me a lot to learn about my game and my strengths,” Roy said in an interview posted by BCCI.tv.
I would have taken 49 at the start of the day: Jason Roy
The South African born explosive batsman conceded that he would have taken 49 runs at the start and a convincing victory like that as well. Roy hailed the efforts of the entire team and fielding in the first game, which he believes will hold them in good stead moving forward.
“I would have taken 49 at the start of the day and a comfortable victory like that as well. For us to come out and bowl and field like we did in our first game was incredible to see. That will hold us in good stead for the rest of the series,” he added.