CWC 2019: Jason Roy Ruled Out of England's Next Two Matches
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ICC World Cup 2019: Jason Roy Ruled Out of England’s Next Two Matches

Jason Roy. Getty

England has suffered a huge blow as their opener Jason Roy is ruled out of England’s next two matches in the ongoing World Cup. Roy had pulled his hamstring in the eighth over of the match against West Indies. The right-hander had gone on to chase the bull but had pulled his left hamstring.

Subsequently, the latest scans have confirmed that Jason Roy has a tear in his hamstring. Thus, the talisman batsman is ruled out of England’s next two matches against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Jason Roy
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Big blow for England.

Roy will remain with the squad but the tear has put his participation in jeopardy. This is a big blow for the hosts as Roy was in red hot form with the bat. The England opener had played a blistering knock of 153 runs against Bangladesh and he was awarded the Man of the match. In fact, Roy has been in fine form in the last two years and has performed consistently for England.

However, he didn’t come out to bat against West Indies. Joe Root had opened the innings in his place and had scored a fine century.

Eoin Morgan
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On the other hand, Eoin Morgan had also suffered a back issue while fielding against West Indies. Hence, the England captain had left the field and Jos Buttler had then taken over the captaincy mantle. However, Eoin Morgan back issue is not a serious one and he is expected to lead England in their next match against Afghanistan.

Consequently, James Vince can get his chance in the playing XI. Furthermore, Moeen Ali can also get back into the playing XI as he has missed the last two matches for the team. England have won three out of their four matches and they will play their next match against Afghanistan on 18th June at Manchester.

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