Jason Roy Picks Rohit Sharma Over David Warner To Be His Opening Partner
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Jason Roy Picks Rohit Sharma Over David Warner To Be His Opening Partner

Jason Roy, England, ICC World Cup 2019, Headingley
Jason Roy. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England’s limited-overs opener Jason Roy was given a choice to pick his opening partner from another country. Roy was given two options in the form of Rohit Sharma and David Warner and the England opener went with the former. Both Warner and Rohit were the leading run-getter of the 2019 World Cup as they batted at the top of their game in the ODI showpiece.

Rohit was the highest run-getter of the tournament as he scored 648 runs in nine matches at an average of 81 and a strike rate of 98. The Indian opener scored five centuries in the event, which is the most by any batsman in a single edition of the World Cup. Rohit Sharma is currently one of the most consistent batsman in the limited-overs format.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Jason Roy recalls England’s World Cup triumph

On the other hand, David Warner also finished hot on the heels of Rohit Sharma in the World Cup. Warner, who was making a comeback from his ball-tampering ban, scored 647 runs in nine matches at an average of 71.89.

Jason Roy also played a key role in England’s triumph in the World Cup as he scored 443 runs in seven innings at an average of 63.29 and an impressive strike rate of 115.36.

Recalling England’s emphatic ride in the World Cup, Jason Roy said while talking to Cricket Talks, “Everything that I imagined about the WC final in my childhood, the match transcended every bit of it. Listening to people cheering you was the most insane feeling. Once we went to the ground, it felt like another game. I didn’t watch that game until a month ago when it was replayed on TV.”

David Warner
David Warner. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

England had played impressive ODI cricket in the last four years and they were finally rewarded for their aggressive approach.

On the other hand, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Jason Roy are one of the best openers in the limited-overs format. All three batsmen have done a fine job for their respective countries and they have provided their team solid starts in the white-ball format.

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