England opener Jason Roy was ruled out of the T20I series against Pakistan and later pulled out of the Delhi Capitals squads as he wanted more time to work on his fitness. Jason Roy had suffered a left side strain and thus missed out on the Pakistan T20Is. The opener will be working on getting back to fitness in the next few months.
Roy said that during the lockdown he had maintained a routine of regular running and cycling but had remained away from regular net session. The opener believes that it will be a good opportunity for him now to train and get fit.
“I can spend the next couple of months looking after myself and getting back to where I should be cricket-wise,” he told Cricbuzz.
“During Covid and the lockdown, my running was good and cycling and all the stuff that ticks you over and makes you feel good but then you come to the specifics and you are a little bit behind because you don’t have the opportunity to net. So, I just think it is a nice opportunity to do that and looking at the schedule over there it’s pretty hectic, so it’ll be a nice opportunity to get fit and raring to go again.”
Roy will remain with the England set-up and will commence his rehabilitation programme looking ahead to the Australia white-ball series, which starts next month at The Ageas Bowl.
Roy, the World Cup winning member, has been an essential part of the England limited-overs squad. He has scored at an average of 41 in the ODIs with nine centuries and 18 half-centuries to his name.
The right-hand batsman, meanwhile, averages over 24 in the shortest format of the game. He will be in contention for the limited-overs series against Australia.
The T20I series against Pakistan will get underway from August 28 at Old Trafford. The remaining two matches will be played at the same venue on the 30th and September 1.