Jason Roy Remains a Doubtful Starter for ODI Series Decider

Published - 16 Jul 2018, 09:47 PM | Updated - 10 Jan 2019, 12:33 AM

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England played some exceptional cricket in the second One-day International against India which saw them winning the match by 86 runs and level the three-match series one all at the moment.

The hosts England will look to win the series especially after losing the Twenty20 International series by the scoreline of 2-1.

Given their form of late, it is a big possibility for England going into the decider. However, India has also played some exceptional cricket and will look to make a strong comeback on Tuesday (June 17) when the two teams will meet at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds.

However, they might suffer a hiccup in the decider. Opener Jason Roy is a doubtful starter for the all-important clash.

Roy has looked in great touch and has shared successive half-century stands with Jonny Bairstow in the series so far. Roy suffered a finger injury on his right hand during the second ODI against India at the Lord’s.

Explosive opener Roy sustained the finger injury when he dropped a fiercely struck shot from Suresh Raina during England’s 86 runs victory.

Currently, the series is level at 1-1 and the decider is expected to be another crackerjack of a contest. As a cover for Roy, middle-order batsman James Vince was added to the squad. He might break into the XI if Roy sits out for the much-awaited game.

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England already missing Hales:

The English team is already without the services of Alex Hales. He has been ruled out for at least four weeks with a side injury. Hales has been one of the prolific run scorers for the home team in the recent past. Hence, his absence has affected them quite a bit.


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Meanwhile, Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan has been released to play for the England Lions in a four-day game against India which kickoff on Monday (July 16)

Coming back to Roy, the stylish free-flowing right-handed batsman made his ODI debut back in 2015.

Jason Roy has scored six centuries and 12 half-centuries in his 65 ODI appearances so far. He made 112 runs in the T20I series against India and has scored 78 runs in the two ODI’s so far.

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