Raring to go, Jason Roy, who was the part of 2019 World Cup-winning England squad maintained hosts as a team will be ready to deliver against Australia – and they had a decent record, of late. He further added that they won’t show any complacency whatsoever against high-quality Australia.
Meanwhile, Roy is expecting a healthy contest while praising Australia being as a top-notch unit. Animated Roy reiterated that it is always thrilling to play against Australia.
“This Australia side has a huge amount of class and it will be another good contest, which is why it is so important to stay in the moment – this is all about how we go about our business now.
“But it is always exciting to play against the Aussies; you always get pumped up and I guess I must have been back then,” Roy wrote in his column for Sky Sports.
Fit Jason Roy makes a return in ODIs:
The two world-class teams will face off in the first One-day International (ODI) on September 11 (Friday) in Manchester after the Three Lions clinched the three-match T20I series 2-1. At the same time, Roy’s return had bolstered the squad.
Interestingly, the impending 50-over series is the part of the World Cup Super League considering the 2023 World Cup.
England have won as many as two matches to take a lead on the points table after beating Ireland in July-August.
In recent times, England had delivered goods against Australia following remarkable team effort owing to the consistent contributions from the members.
Jason Roy on England record:
In 2018, England had thrashed Australia 5-0 in the ODI series, which eventually saw Australia being whitewashed for the first time in a five-match series. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid had played a significant role to make it possible in 2018.
Roy asserted that they play series to produce remarkable moments for the team.
“I know our recent record against Australia has been written and spoken about a lot recently, including the 2018 whitewash, but oddly it is not a series I have thought about a huge amount, mainly because most of the series we play produce memorable moments for the team,” Jason Roy said.
The 30-year-old Durban-born Roy has made his international debut in 2014. He had a decent record in ODIs in which he averages 41.2 after playing 90 matches.
Roy has 18 half-centuries and nine tons under his belt. He featured in 35 T20s and five Tests.