IPL 2021: Jason Roy Unavailable For SunRisers Hyderabad's Opening Clash Against The Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2021: Jason Roy Unavailable For SunRisers Hyderabad’s Opening Clash Against The Kolkata Knight Riders

Jason Roy
Jason Roy (Image Credit: Twitter)

SunRisers Hyderabad has suffered a minor setback ahead of their first fixture of IPL 2021 as Jason Roy will miss the clash. SunRisers Hyderabad will open their IPL 2021 campaign against the Kolkata Knight Riders on the 11th of April in Chennai. With Jason Roy required to fulfill a seven-day isolation period, Roy would not be able to play the first game for the Orange Army.

Jason Roy joined the SunRisers Hyderabad at the last minute, as Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh pulled out of the tournament. But the 30-year old landed earlier today in India and as per protocols, a cricketer has to be in quarantine for a week and clear the COVID-19 tests. Had he joined the Hyderabad team’s bubble from the Pune bubble, where the ODI series against ended, he would have skipped the necessary isolation period.

SunRisers Hyderabad, Aakash Chopra
SunRisers Hyderabad [Image-IPLT20]
Jason Roy was in decent form in the recently-concluded ODI and T20I series against India. The right-handed batsman averaged 28.80 in five T20 internationals and 38.33 in the subsequent three ODIs. Roy has also played in the lucrative tournament before for the Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Lions, making 179 runs in eight games at 29.83, maintaining a strike rate of 133.58.

Jason Roy to be available for the SunRisers Hyderabad from its third fixture:

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. (Photo: BCCI)

With Jason Roy’s quarantine period ending only next week, he would not play in the SunRisers Hyderabad’s second match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on the 14th of April. The right-handed batsman’s absence means that the Orange Army has to rely upon Jonny Bairstow or Wriddhiman Saha to partner captain David Warner at the top. Nevertheless, Roy might still miss out on making the eleven if the openers do well in the first two matches.

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