Jason Roy Makes A Comeback After Being Criticised To The Core
Jason Roy has ended his century draught after a long time. The English opener was out of form for a long time and it was becoming headache for England team to stay with him or lose their faith in the aggresive right handed opener.
In the first ODI match against South Africa, England was put up on a huge task to chase down a big total of 299 runs. South Africa batted first and did a superb job with the bat, with century coming from Rassie Van der Dussen and half century coming from David Miller.
The task was big but this mental England team is capable of chasing any total on any groud. Thanks to Jason Roy, who scored a magnificent 79 balls 100 and provided the start England needed while accomplishing a huge task. With the help of 11 fours and 5 sixes, Roy played the match winning Innings of 113 runs in 99 balls.
Unfortunate for England, except the openers, no other batsmen got really going and despite being in match winning position, England came to lose the match out of nowhere.
Roy played a good knock but England lost the match which is unlikely when both openers of a team provide such a great start to a chase. Last time Jason Roy came good with bat was against Netherlands when he scored 101 off 86 balls.
Since then, he struggled to pick any kind of momentum in his innings. After that in next 10 innings, Jason Roy could only score one 40 score and pursed two unwanted ducks.
However, his latest innings against South Africa is a good sign for England. They desperately needed their opener to score big because that’s how England plays. Now, they have lost 7 out of last 9 ODI matches with 3-0 loss against Australia.
The middle order has lacked experience and there are no batsmen who are adept at developing an innings. All come bat aggresive and with high risk shot making, often they end up losing their wickets.
But when these players score 50 off 35 balls in ODI cricket it looks so advanced and dominating. The flip side of it isn’t a good sign at all for England. They have tried Sam Billings and James Vince but it didn’t work they way coach Matthew Mott hoped it will.
Despite the uncanny loss against South Africa in the first ODI, England will be feeling better about the return of Jason Roy who has a spring relationship with South Africa, he was born there.