Jason Roy’s miserable summer continues as England opener is out for just 10 in as many balls while batting for Oval Invincibles in the Hundred… following his first-ball duck on Thursday
- Jason Roy flopped yet again as he was out for just 10 off 10 balls in the Hundred
- Roy picked out Welsh Fire’s David Payne at short fine leg and then threw his bat
- The 32-year-old has managed 197 runs across 11 white-ball games for England
Jason Roy failed yet again as he was out for just 10 off 10 balls in The Hundred after his first-ball duck on Thursday. Roy, playing for Oval Invincibles, picked out Welsh Fire’s David Payne at short fine leg before throwing his bat in the air in frustration.
A miserable summer for the 32-year-old continued after a barren spell for England which saw Roy manage just 197 runs across 11 white-ball games this summer. The Invincibles came out on top in Cardiff thanks to a fine 81 from Roy’s opening partner, Will Jacks.
With the T20 World Cup in Australia in October, the focus on Roy’s form is set to grow but the England opener was backed by Kevin Pietersen.
Jason Roy flopped yet again on Sunday as he was out for just 10 off 10 balls in the Hundred
‘If they replace him and put a new guy in for seven T20s in Pakistan and he fails, people start saying ‘we need Roy for the World Cup,’ said Pietersen on Sky Sports.
‘Leave Roy. Give him the opportunity through the Hundred and T20s and back him. They’ve done it with Zak Crawley in the Test team – Ben Stokes has categorically said Zak Crawley will play for the rest of the season. England need to do that with Jason Roy in the T20 team.’
Invincibles skipper Sam Billings said it is just ‘a matter of time’ until Roy fires again.
Roy, playing for Oval Invincibles, picked out Welsh Fire’s David Payne at short fine leg and threw his bat in the air in frustration
Invincibles skipper Sam Billings said it is just ‘a matter of time’ until Roy fires again
‘We have all watched and admired him all his career and seen what he can do to the best bowling attacks in the world,’ Billings told BBC Sport.
‘It is funny. Everyone says go strike at 160, average 40 and take down the best bowler straight away and we take it for a given. Unfortunately this game is a game of peaks and troughs.
‘It is just a matter of time with a player like that. He is a match winner and can solely take a game away from anyone.’