Jason Roy is one of the few players in cricket who can strike the ball as cleanly as he can. The Surrey man is one of the foundations on which the new English limited cricket setup is based, and he is the man behind England’s rise to the top in the World Cup.
Jason Roy is an English cricketer who currently plays for Surrey in the domestic league and for the England national team. In the shorter style of the game, he is a right-handed batsman who usually opens the innings. Roy was born in South Africa on July 21, 1990, and moved to England when he was ten years old.
In One-Day Internationals, England has the strongest partnership (256 with Alex Hales)
England’s best third-wicket partnership (221 with Joe Root)
The ICC and Cricbuzz named the 2016 T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament.
On 27 June 2008, Jason Roy made his Twenty20 Cup debut for Surrey against Middlesex Cricket Team, and on 20 July 2008, the day before his 18th birthday, he made his List A debut against Yorkshire in the Natwest Pro40 Competition.
However, due to bad form, he was cut from the first team, and it wasn’t until 2010 that he was re-instated. Surrey’s first T20 century came when he smashed 101 off 57 balls against Kent at Beckenham. Later that year, he made his Championship debut against Leicestershire, scoring an unbeaten 76 off 65 balls.
But it was Roy’s 2014 season that pushed him to the top. Roy scored 67 runs in the 2014 NatWest T20 Blast.
Jason Roy played in the Indian Premier League for Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils in 2017 and 2018, but withdrew from the league the next season due to World Cup preparations.
Roy was purchased for Rs 1.5 crores by the Capitals (then Daredevils) in 2018, but he was released for the 2019 season. Roy scored 120 runs at a strike rate of 127.65 in five games for the Capitals, with 91 of those runs coming in his first innings of the championship, then just 29 in his next four.
In the most recent auctions, he was purchased for the same amount by Delhi Capitals. Roy, on the other hand, has pulled out of the upcoming season due to personal reasons, and he will be substituted.
Roy’s white ball prowess is no longer a mystery, but his red ball technique has been doubted on several occasions. However, England’s selectors backed him up, and Roy made his Test debut against Ireland ahead of the 2019 Ashes. He scored just 13.75 in the four Ashes Tests, with a best of 31. His trust seemed to have diminished by the time he was demoted to No. 4, and he was dropped ahead of the final Test at The Oval.
Following their disappointing exit from the 2015 World Cup, England needed some immediate fixes, which brought Jason Roy into the frame. A right-handed batsman with the potential to get the team off to a fast start, despite the fact that they were only playing cricket in the early 2000s format.
On May 8, 2015, Roy made his debut against Ireland. In June 2015, he was re-selected to play for England in a five-match series against New Zealand. The dasher’s series remained a flop, but he had given glimpses of what he could add to the table.
In 2016, Roy was part of a 256-run opening partnership with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka, which was the highest prolific run chase in one-day internationals without losing a wicket.
Jason Roy has to be the reason why England came back from the verge of relegation in the home 2019 CWC to win the quadrennial tournament in the end. The Surrey cricketer got off to a strong start in the tournament, scoring a half-century and a fifty against South Africa and Bangladesh, respectively, before sustaining a hamstring injury and missing the next two games.
England had lost all of those games and was on the verge of a World Cup exit similar to that of 2015.
In what were effectively knock-out games against India, New Zealand, and Australia, Roy was rushed back into the side despite little evidence that he had fully recovered. Roy responded with three typically domineering half-centuries (innings of 66, 60, and 85) and three century partnerships with the equally prolific Jonny Bairstow.
Jason Roy received his first England call-up in September 2014 for a one-off T20I against India. Roy was named to England’s 2016 T20 World Cup team, but he struggled against the West Indies in the opening game. After a slow start to the tournament, Jason Roy stepped up in the semi-finals to help England reach the final against the West Indies by smashing a quickfire 78 against New Zealand on a Feroz Shah Kotla wicket. However, as luck would have it, Roy was dismissed for a duck in the semi, and England went on to lose to the West Indies.
Jason Roy was born on July 21, 1990, in Durban, South Africa, to Craig and Chonell Roy. Roy was chosen for the ECB Elite Player Development programme in September 2008. In the same year, Roy was awarded the Easter Scholarship, which qualified him to spend the winter of 2008/2009 at the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide. Roy Moore married Elle Moore on October 7, 2017. In March of this year, they welcomed their first child.