England star Jason Roy will undergo a second scan on his torn hamstring on Monday morning. The right-handed batsman is currently sidelined with the injury that he had sustained while fielding in the game against West Indies on June 14. Since then he has missed the game against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and there is still no concrete update on his injury status.
According to ESPNcricinfo, England are hopeful that their star man would return to action before the end of the group stages. However, the World Cup hosts have also admitted that Roy is unlikely to return before the clash against India on June 30. Roy did not attend training with the rest of the squad on Sunday and is unlikely to be considered available for selection for Tuesday’s match against Australia at Lord’s.
England head coach Trevor Bayliss has already said that the team would not risk Roy. This is the second time, Roy has sustained an injury this year. He had also missed the start of the season after sustaining a hamstring injury during the ODI series in the Caribbean.
England would be desperate to have Roy back in their lineup. In his absence, they have already lost to Sri Lanka which can jeopardise their hopes of progressing ahead. England have three more games left in league stage and their opponents are – Australia, India, New Zealand. All of the three teams are placed above them in the points table.
Roy is in stunning form at the moment. In the ongoing World Cup, he has already scored a fifty and a century in three innings. In his absence, James Vince opened against Sri Lanka but failed to make a mark.
The upcoming scan, meanwhile, will help the England medical team assess the extent of the injury better. In case of a serious injury, they might decide to drop him and call another player.