Jason Roy

England
Age
July 21, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Durban, South Africa
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
-

England must thank their lucky stars to have an explosive opener in the limited formats, Jason Roy, in the ODI and T20I teams. Roy, in fact, would have probably played for South Africa if his parents had not migrated to England when he was just 14 years of age. In about six years of his international career with the England team, Roy has established himself as an indispensable member of the squad.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England XI, Surrey, Delhi Capitals, 1st Place, Sydney Sixers, Sydney Thunder, Chattogram Challengers, Sylhet Thunder, England Lions, Gujarat Lions, Quetta Gladiators, Lahore Qalandars, Benoni Zalmi, Bangla Tigers, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, Oval Invincibles

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
97
93
3
3726
180
41.4
3440
108.31
9
25
438
75
T20I
45
45
0
1076
78
23.91
748
143.85
0
5
115
48
Test
1
2
0
77
72
38.5
89
86.52
0
1
10
1
IPL
8
8
2
179
91*
29.83
134
133.58
0
1
18
8

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
97
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
45
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
1
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
8
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Roy helped England achieve their first-ever ODI World Cup win in 2019, with a string of impressive performances in the competition. He is also the holder of the highest ODI score made by an England player.

T20I Career

Jason Roy played his first T20I against India in September 2014. It was a forgettable match for the opening batsman who scored only eight runs before becoming a victim to Mohd Shami. Known for his explosive batting, Roy scored a quickfire 23 off 13 balls in June 2015 to give England the impetus they needed against the visiting New Zealanders. England won the match after bowling out the Kiwis for just 135 in 16.2 overs. Six months later in Dubai, England won a 3-run thriller against Pakistan. Batting first, England scored 172/8 on the back of the quick start assisted by Roy’s 29 off 22 balls. In March 2016, England successfully chased down a huge target of 230 to beat South Africa at Mumbai in a World T20 group game. Roy’s 43 off 16 balls was just the platform England needed to accomplish the feat. Against Sri Lanka in the same tournament, Roy gave England a steady start with 42 off 39 balls. The resulting score of 71/4 was sufficient to see England emerge victorious by 19 runs. Later in the same competition, Roy helped England in a successful chase against New Zealand. Batting first NZ made 153/8. Roy’s 78 off 44 balls ensured that England won with 17 balls to spare. Another great T20I innings came at Taunton while chasing 175 to beat South Africa in June 2017. Unfortunately, though, despite Roy’s 67 off 45 balls, England lost by three runs. In October 2018, playing against Sri Lanka, England piled up 187/8 on the back of Roy’s 69 off 36 balls. In reply, SL could manage only 167. In February 2020, Roy blasted 70 off 38 against South Africa who had made 177/8, batting first. Unfortunately for Roy, England managed only 176/9, falling short of the South Africa score by a single run. In 35 matches, Roy has scored 860 runs at an average of 24.57, with the highest score of 78.

ODI Career

Rain washed away Jason Roy’s first ODI match against Ireland in May 2015.  His next opportunity came in June 2015 in a five-match series against New Zealand. Roy had useful innings of 39 and 38 in a series that England won 3-1.

The Winning Habit

Roy got his first ODI fifty against Australia at Southampton in September 2015. But his 67 off 64 balls could not prevent Australia from winning the game as England, who were chasing 306 to win, collapsed to become all out for 246. In the same ODI series, at Manchester, Roy hit 63 off 45 to propel his side to a score of 300/8. This time, England won after bowling out the Aussies for 207. A brilliant 54 off 57 balls scored by Roy in Abu Dhabi helped England to 283/5 against Pakistan in November 2015. The Pakistanis were bowled out for 188 to leave England the winners. Two matches later, Roy blasted 102 off 117 balls on the way to his first ODI ton. England’s score of 355/5 preceded Pakistan’s loss by 84 runs after the latter were bowled out in the 41st over.

Acing the Chase

Roy’s next hundred came at Birmingham against Sri Lanka in June 2016. Batting first, Sri Lanka made 254/7. England aced the chase in 34.1 overs, thanks to an unbeaten 256-run stand between Roy and Hales. Roy’s 112 off 95 balls won him the Man of the Match award. In the same series, at the Oval, Roy blasted 162 runs off only 118 balls to lead another successful chase by England after SL had piled up 305/5. However, Roy’s next ton did not come until January 2018, in a match at Melbourne against Australia. Batting first, Australia made 304/8. Roy’s belligerent 180 off 151 balls helped England to achieve the target with seven balls to spare. During Australia’s tour of England in June 2018, England managed to chase down a target of 311 thanks to a sensational 101 off 83 balls by Roy. Chasing 361 to win at Bridgetown in February 2019, Roy demolished the West Indies bowlers with an innings of 123 off 85 balls. At Nottingham in May 2019, Pakistan were again at the receiving end of Roy’s bat when his 114 off 89 balls helped England lead a successful chase of 341 to win the game. 

A Successful World Cup

Previously Roy had made 120 off 108 balls in the second ODI of the series against Australia to boost England to a score of 342/8. In reply, the Aussies could manage only 304. During the 2019 World Cup, playing against Bangladesh at Cardiff Roy made 153 off 121 balls to push England’s score to a formidable 386/6. In reply, BD could manage only 280. A hamstring injury during England’s victorious turn against the West Indies made Roy miss the next three matches of the World Cup. However, Roy returned against India in a must-win match and helped England qualify for the semi-finals with a crucial innings of 66 off 57 balls. Roy’s 85 off 65 balls in the semi-final helped England get into the final against New Zealand. Roy contributed 19 in a low chase of 242 as England went on to lift the cup.

Test Career

After registering a match-winning 72 in his opening Test match against Ireland in July 2019. Roy had a rather forgettable time in the Ashes series against Australia that had begun a month later. In four matches, Roy managed to score just 110 runs at an average of 13.75 with the highest score of 31.

IPL Career

Playing for Delhi Capitals in the 2017 and 2018 seasons of the IPL, Jason Roy scored 179 runs in eight matches at 29.83 with the highest score of 91 not out.

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