England opening batsman Jason Roy has been termed out for the rest of the T20 World Cup after suffering a hamstring injury during Friday’s Super 12 match versus South Africa in Sharjah.
“Roy misses out today, obviously, he’s disappointed because he’s played a big role for us in this tournament, and to miss out on a semi-final is devastating. However, Billings gets another chance. He’s been doing the hard work and carrying the drinks for us, and it’s a big opportunity for him. Bairstow will open today, instead of Roy, since he’s done it really well in the past”, said England captain Eoin Morgan.
“It’s a huge blow – Jason’s a massive part of our team and a very intimidating guy to bowl at the top of the order. We’ll miss him but it gives opportunity to other guys, we’ve got plenty of guys in our time who spend a lot of time of their career opening as well. So whoever gets that chance will be relishing that”, said Jos Buttler.