Happy Birthday Jason Roy: In the 2019 World Cup final, England registered an unpredictable win against New Zealand. Throughout the series, the British team maintained a stable track record, keeping the hopes alive to be a title-winner.
When the teams like India and Australia were showcasing a dominant performance, England was also heading in a similar fashion with a more metier top-order batting line-up. The strength, especially, lies in the opening partnership with Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow showing up “bazball” kind of batting style.
To stand against the duo, the bowlers had to show a more pressure-less attitude in order to overcome the offensive knocks with the ball being out-of-the-box most of the time. To gain such a reputation, Jason Roy contributed his ever best in World Cup history.
In the series, his all-time record of 153 (not out) off 121 balls in one of the matches against Bangladesh made him one of the most reliable batsmen for the English team. In that particular match, England scored a gigantic target of 386 runs on the scoreboard. England won the game by defeating Bangladesh by 280 runs.
👕 5 Tests, 105 ODIs, 61 T20Is
🏏 5604 runs
✨ 10 centuries, 30 fifties
443 runs @ 63.28 in #CWC19 🔥
Happy 32nd birthday to World Cup winner Jason Roy!
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 21, 2022
Roy was born on 21 July 1990 in South Africa’s Durban. When he was 10 years old, Roy’s family shifted to England, the place where he made his mark for Surrey and grabbed the attention of the selectors. His aggressive batting style – strokeplay – led him to make his way into the T20I team against India in 2014.
It was on 22 March 2022, that Roy had to hear one of the toughest decisions announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board. He was pronounced liable for disciplinary action for his disrepute manner of behavior.
The ECB statement then released said, “A disciplinary panel of the Cricket Discipline Commission has announced its sanction on Jason Roy after he admitted a charge of conducting himself in a manner which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the game of cricket, the ECB and himself into disrepute, in breach of ECB Directive 3.3.”
The 31-year-old white-ball specialist has averaged 41.07 by playing 100 matches and scoring 3000-plus runs in One Day International career at an average strike rate of 100.44. With his stroke playing knocks, Roy continues to be one of the key white players on the England team. Thanks to his new model of aggressive batting style led white-ball cricket to observe the tremendous competition.