When England stepped into a transition phase in their limited-overs setup – under the direction of Andrew Strauss and the coaching of Trevor Bayliss – another individual played a crucial role indeed. South African born hard hitting opening batsman Jason Roy has been a complete marvel for England across shorter formats. Roy has reminded fans of another former South Africa born opener who represented England – Craig Kieswetter. Like the former, Roy too is seen dancing down the track and batting with absolute aggression.
As England prepare to take on India in an ODI series, Roy’s form at the top will be critical for England. If he gets going, he is a match-winner and can single handedly change the outlook of a game. On the sidelines of a practice session, Roy spoke to the media and said that playing in high profile encounters such as the World T20 helped him come to terms with the crowd support.
Looking back at the first warm-up game where he scored 62, Roy said,
The right-hander concluded by mentioning that it is fun to bat alongside Alex Hales at the top of the order.