Sources state that England’s star opener Jason Roy won’t be participating in the next tour of Pakistan as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Since 2015, Roy has played a crucial role in Eoin Morgan’s reworking of England’s white-ball strategy. The Surrey player has delivered some ferocious blows while occupying the opening position.
Jos Buttler (in Twenty20 Internationals) and Jonny Bairstow have both served as Roy’s opening partners in the past (in ODIs). Roy and Bairstow’s partnership has proved advantageous for the Three Lions’ World Cup 2019 triumph.
Jason Roy, though, is struggling with a flattening form and a dearth of runs, making it difficult for him to live up to the expectations. Roy scored 206 runs with just one half-century to his credit in 11 innings in the year 2022.
In six total T20I matches this summer against South Africa and India, the England opener scored just 78 runs.
According to sources, Roy’s sharp decline in performance may lose him a spot in England’s T20I team for the seven-match series against Pakistan. The series will begin on September 20.
The 32-year-old is also anticipated to miss England’s T20 World Cup squad’s October–November trip to Australia.
England will field a smaller team against Pakistan due to the selectors’ decision to rest players who can play in all three formats. The list of such players includes Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow. Regular captain Jos Buttler was unable to lead Manchester Originals in the ongoing “The Hundred 2022” because of a calf strain.
According to sources the all-rounder Moeen Ali is expected to be selected captain of England’s T20I team for the Pakistan tour, The men’s English team will visit Pakistan for the first time in 17 years.
England last visited Pakistan in 2005 to play three tests and three one-day internationals. Pakistan won both of the bilateral series against them, 2-0 (in Tests) and 3-2. (ODIs).
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