CWC 2019: Roy ruled out for 2 matches
The pre-tournament favourites and hosts England have been dealt a massive blow to their brigade as their team’s in-form opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of the team’s two important assignments in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 after news of his hamstring tear was confirmed by the England management.
Roy will not be in the frame as he will be missing games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. To ensure that he recovers soon enough as England takes on Australia at the Lord’s next week, his fitness levels will be soon assessed.
For the unversed, Jason Roy picked up an injury during team’s previous game against West Indies on Friday at the Hampshire Bowl.
Roy got injured while he was chasing the ball in the covers during West Indies’ innings. England opener had undergone an MRI scan on Saturday where it was confirmed that he experienced hamstring tear and shockingly, this is the second time that Roy suffered an injury in the ongoing season.
His back injury during April kept him on the sidelines for Surrey’s Royal London campaign until early May.
However, after his comeback, he has been the ultimate star performer for England. After bagging the Player of the Series trophy against Pakistan, Roy scored a massive 153 off 121 balls against Bangladesh last week.
Jame Vince to replace Jason Roy
James Vince will fill the shoes in Jason Roy’s absence whereas Joss Buttler will take up the captaincy role in case if Morgan is declared unfit against Afghanistan tie on Tuesday.
“I’d rather Eoin plays,” said Buttler. “He’ll have a scan and Jason the same and see how their injuries are but obviously we hope for the best.”
“We’ve played under Eoin for a long time,” he said. “I think he’s a fantastic captain. He’s someone I’ve tried to learn from, being vice-captain. I’ve talked to him a lot about the game.