Jason Roy first player to be dismissed in 7 different forms in T20 cricket

Roy has been dismissed 143 times so far played in 146 Twenty20 matches.

Jason Roy
England batsman Jason Roy. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

During the NatWest T20 blast game on Wednesday, Jason Roy became the first player in Twenty20 history to be dismissed in 7 different ways when he got out hit wicket while playing for his county side Surrey at their home ground, The Oval against Essex.

Roy opened the innings for Surrey along with Aaron Finch after they were put into bat. The pair started off aggressively as they were scoring at 10 an over in the first 4 overs. Mohammad Amir bowled the 5th over of the innings and delivered a short delivery way outside the leg stump. Roy tried to go for a full blooded swing and managed just an edge which beat the wicketkeeper and ran for a four.

But during the swing, Roy ended up hitting the stumps with his bat and had to depart for just 19 runs. With this dismissal, Roy now has got out in 7 different forms in T20s as he previously had to return to the pavilion “bowled”, “caught”, “LBW”, “run out”, “stumped” and “obstructing the field”.

Other than the 5 regular dismissals often recorded, Twenty20 cricket has witnessed 8 players including Roy get out “obstructing the field”, 57 players including the English openers have been dismissed “hit wicket” and Shahid Afridi, is the only one who retired out in the format. Except for Roy, no player had got out in two different ways in Twenty20s from the above mentioned three rare forms of dismissal.

Roy has so far played in 146 Twenty20 matches in which he scored 3838 runs at an average of 28.42 in the 143 innings he came out to bat. He returned unbeaten only on 8 occasions in those 143 innings and has been dismissed 77 times caught by a fielder or a keeper or the bowler himself.

Distribution of Jason Roy’s dismissals in Twenty20 cricket:

Dismissal mode Number of times Percentage of dismissals
Caught 77 57.04
Bowled 32 23.70
LBW 13 9.63
Not Out 8
Run Out 6 4.44
Stumped 5 3.74
Hit Wicket 1 0.74
Obstructing the Field 1 0.74


(Stats as on July 20, 2017)