Jason Roy to miss Pakistan T20Is due to side strain

Jason Roy to miss Pakistan T20Is due to side strain

Roy will stay in the bio-secure bubble, keeping in mind the limited-overs series against Australia in September.

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. (Photo Source: GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Roy, England’s star top-order batsman, has been ruled out of the three-match T20I series against Pakistan due to a side strain. The series gets underway on Friday, August 28 and all the games will take place at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Roy has been a key member of the Brits’ setup ever since their transition period following the 2015 World Cup debacle.

Despite not being a part of the upcoming series, Roy will stay in the bio-secure bubble, keeping in mind the limited-overs series against Australia in September. On Wednesday, August 26, the swashbuckling opener, underwent a scan after he picked up the injury during a training session.

Jason Roy in line for Australia series

“England’s Jason Roy has been ruled out of the Vitality IT20s against Pakistan after sustaining a left side strain,” an England statement mentioned, reported by Express and Star.

“The Surrey top-order batsman picked up the injury this week in the team’s preparation at Emirates Old Trafford and had a scan on Wednesday.

“He will remain with the England set-up and will commence his rehabilitation programme looking ahead to the Australia white-ball series, which starts next month at the Ageas Bowl,” the statement added.

The 30-year-old last donned the national jersey in the ODIs against Ireland where he got scores of 24, 0 and 1. He also played a game for Surrey against Hampshire in the Bob Willis Trophy where he could only manage 28 runs, combining both the innings.

In T20Is, Roy has amassed a stunning 860 runs at an average of 24.57, striking at 147.51 with five fifties to show for his efforts. He was also one of their key members in the 2019 World Cup that England won, beating New Zealand in the final at the Lord’s Cricket Ground.

It was Roy’s throw from the deep that got Martin Guptill run out and gave the Brits their maiden World Cup title. After his international commitments, Roy will be heading to India to take part in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). In the auction that took place in December 2019, Delhi Capitals (DC) picked him up at INR 1.50 crores.