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Jason Roy targets World Cup to ensure his Test spot at Ashes


The 2019 Ashes Series will begin later this year from August in England and Wales. Regarding to this, there’s been much talking point for the opening spot in England team and Jason Roy is the main man of that talking. But Roy only concentrates in the upcoming World Cup as the first priority, he said.

England is facing a long-standing issue at the top of the order recently in Tests. Also after the retirement of their one of the finest batsman in the history, Alastair Cook a year ago, the problem is much all the more squeezing. Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings, the substitutions at the top of the order haven’t constantly persuaded and that has produced a lot of talk that Roy, who is immaculate in One-Day Internationals, may demonstrate capable against the red ball.

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Roy demanded his fundamental focus is on the World Cup, however accepts noteworthy performances at World Cup may have the reward impact of getting him an Ashes spot. “My primary focus is on the World Cup, hoping to play the most ideal cricket and ideally win it,” Roy revealed to The Independent.

“That is the most ideal approach to push my case, on the off chance that I score the lots of runs that I need to score, at that point I’ll get myself noticed [on the Ashes radar].”

Earlier, Roy has decided not to take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL)2019. Rather, he is spending time becoming accustomed to parenthood. “This is my first child so is is obviously more important than any cricket. That was my decision,” he said.

“I likewise didn’t want a repeat of 2017 when I consumed myself out before the Champions Trophy. I went to the IPL [in 2017] which was an amazing open door for me however I invested a great deal of energy in the seat and preparing, possibly over-preparing, and I was certainly worn out.

“That influenced my form heading into the Champions Trophy, and with a kid on the way and the World Cup coming I couldn’t hazard that this year,” he added.

England will start their campaign at the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa at The Oval on May 30.

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