England vs Australia 2020: Jason Roy Added To England's ODI Squad After Recovery
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England vs Australia 2020: Jason Roy Added To England’s ODI Squad After Recovery

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Jason Roy was added to England’s squad on Wednesday for the upcoming one-day international series against Australia after recovering from a side strain.The explosive opener missed the recent T20 series against Pakistan and Australia with the injury he sustained in training.

Jason Roy has played only 5 Tests but featured in 90 ODIs and 35 T20Is. He is an inform ODI batsman having scored 3459 from 90 matches averaging 41.17 with 9 centuries to his name. Jason Roy was included in England’s squad against Ireland in 2020.

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Jason Roy. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Jason Roy Injured And Ruled Out Against Pakistan And Australia T20Is

England opener Jason Roy was ruled out of England’s squad for the three-match T20I series vs Pakistan because of a left side strain. Jason Roy was hurt during practice at Old Trafford and had a scan which revealed the injury.

England limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan too suffered a gruesome finger injury during England’s T20 clash against Australia but miraculously recovered quickly to carry on playing in the second T20I at the Ageas Bowl. but skipped the third T20I. Moeen Ali captained the side in his absence.

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Jason Roy (Image Credit: AP)

Jason Roy had pulled out from IPL 2020 as well and was replaced by Australian pacer all-rounder Daniel Sams in the Delhi Capitals squad. They had also replaced another England player Chris Woakes with South African pacer Anrich Nortje. Eoin Morgan will play for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Dawid Malan Rises To Top Spot In T20I Rankings And Is Named As Reserve For Forthcoming ODI Series Against Australia

Dawid Malan was promoted to the reserve list in one-day matches in the day he rose to No. 1 on the Twenty20 player international rankings after scoring 66, 44, and 21 against Australia in the series England won 2-1. That took his career average to 48.71 and his overall strike-rate to 146.66.

England batsman Dawid Malan overtook Pakistan’s Babar Azam in the latest ICC T20I rankings to become the top-ranked T20I batsman in the world. Indian wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul also lost his second rank as he slipped to the fourth spot.

Dawid Malan
Dawid Malan Is in some kind of form. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

In the latest T20I rankings released by ICC, which came post the England-Australia series, Dawid Malan was placed at the top spot after being the top run-scorer in the series aggregating 129 runs in three games at an average of 43. Even in the last series against Pakistan, the southpaw managed 84 runs in three games.

Dawid Malan has 877 rating points, while the second-placed Babar Azam has 869 rating points. Australian captain Aaron Finch has held on to the third rank.

The ODI series against Australia starts Friday in Manchester. They are the first ODI matches between the countries since England won the Cricket World Cup on home soil last year.

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