After Excellent World Cup Knock Jason Roy Eyes On Test Selection

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Jason Roy To Step In His Maiden Test Debut
Jason Roy To Step In His Maiden Test Debut
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Trevor Bayliss, head coach, speaking about Roy said that he was remarkable as the red ball opener and also excelled against White ball too. As he couldn’t bat for four-time through the hamstring injury.

“It’s a definite option, one we have spoken about around the selection table for the last 12 months or so.” – Bayliss said.

Roy made nine centuries in the ODI and had made the same number of centuries in first-class cricket too.

“Yeah, there has been a bit of chat and you can’t avoid it. But playing Test cricket and playing in the Ashes has been an ambition of mine for years. It hasn’t just come about in the last couple of months. Over the last little while, there has been a lot of talk about Test cricket and if the call comes then great it comes, but if it doesn’t then so be it.” – Roy said.

Roy had been playing well in the matches and with the success over the last two years, he was feeling that his game and the technique of play were in a healthier place.

“When you’re young you don’t understand a huge amount about batting, you just go out there and bat. But now I feel like I know myself a lot better as a batsman. Most of my batting in first-class cricket has been at 4, 5, or 6, but I played at three twice last year so I’m happy wherever they want to put me. They can put me at nine if they want, although I can’t bowl a few overs! I think I’m better off at the top of the order and then I can give it a go from there.”- Roy added.

Roy with four years of international experience belives that he has the mindset to take whatever the five-day game throws at him.

“You get analyzed a lot more in Test cricket. They are long days and they’ve got to talk about something which will be interesting. I’ve played a lot of white-ball games for England so if I get a chance then that should hold me in good stead. Everyone knows what I’m about, so if I get caught at 4th slip driving at a ball that may be a ‘traditional’ Test cricketer wouldn’t drive at, then people hopefully won’t be too outraged by that.” – Roy added.

His return from the injury boosted England to move to semi-finals since 1992.

“I think we’ve got to try and treat it like any other game. We went into the last two games knowing we had to win both of them to make it to the semi-final and we did that. The reason we did that was that we stayed pretty relaxed about it and made sure we got the job done. As exciting as it is, we’ve got to stay as relaxed as we can, obviously understanding that it is a World Cup semi-final that doesn’t come around very often and that we’ve been working towards this for years.” – Roy told.

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