England received significant boost regarding opening batsman Jason Roy ahead of the three-match ODI series against Australia. Jason Roy has recovered from the side strain and received the nod for the three-match ODI series against Australia, commencing from the 11th of September. England emerged victorious in the three-match T20 series; however, Australia retained the number one ranking by winning the final one.
Jason Roy sustained a side strain before the three-game T20 series against Pakistan and ended up getting sidelined against Australia too. In his place, Tom Banton and Jonny Bairstow opened against Pakistan while Jos Buttler returned for the first two T20Is against Australia. The 30-year old has so far featured in 35 T20Is and scored 860 runs, striking at 147.51 alongside five half-centuries.
Jason Roy was in a woeful form against Ireland:
It is worth noting that the South African-born had a forgettable three-match ODI series against Ireland. Roy scored only 25 runs in three matches with a high score of 24. The first ODI between Australia and England at the Old Trafford in Manchester would also be the first between them since the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup.
In that particular game, the explosive right-hander scored 85 off only 65 deliveries to bludgeon England to the final of the World Cup. England beat New Zealand by the barest of the margins at the Lord’s in the final to lift their maiden World Cup. Jason Roy has so far played 90 ODIs, scoring 3459 runs at 41.17 with a strike rate of 107.08.
Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Stand-by players: Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Phil Salt.