CricketJason Roy To Ne Axed Out From The England Team Taking Part In World Cup Next Month
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England have decided to drop opener Jason Roy for the upcoming tour of Pakistan and the T20 World Cup after their recent clash.

Jason Roy was part of the England white-ball team led by former captain Eoin Morgan but has recently failed to score runs. According to a report in The Telegraph, Roy is set to ‘pay the price of a terrible individual summer’ when England announce their squad for the series in Pakistan on Friday.

The opener scored just 76 runs in 98 balls in six T20Is for England this summer and failed to find any real flow in The Hundred. Roy has scored just 51 runs in six innings for the Oval Invincibles, a run which includes three ducks and has seen him score at a strike rate of 100.

White-ball coach Matthew Mott indicated last month that Roy’s place was in danger, saying: “You get some currency from being delivered on the big stage – but at certain times, tough decisions need to be made.”

The report also said that Roy’s case has been “damaged by several contenders to bat in the top three of England, enjoying excellent campaigns in the Hundred”. David Malan is currently the highest run-scorer with 358 runs at an average of 59.66 and a strike rate of 172.11.

Phil Salt, the second leading run scorer with 313 runs at an average of 44.71 and a strike rate of 154.18, is enjoying a great opening partnership with England captain Jos Buttler for Manchester Originals.

Roy’s invincible opening partner Will Jack has also enjoyed a strong tournament, scoring 261 runs at an average of 43.50 and a strike rate of 171.71, including a scintillating century against the Southern Braves.

After Buttler was ruled out with injury problems, Moeen Ali is set to lead England when they face Pakistan. He has said that he is looking forward to playing during the “back end” of the seven-match T20I series to ensure that he is ready for the World Cup.

England are also expected to be without Test stars Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow in Pakistan, with the team arriving two days after the final Test against South Africa is over.