Jason Roy has simply been a revelation for England in this edition’s World T20. The destructive right-hander has been simply lethal at the top of the order and that has been evident after his outings against South Africa and New Zealand. In the semi-final against the Kiwis at Delhi, Roy simply tore into the New Zealand bowlers to drive England into the final.
In his media interaction ahead of the final, Roy admitted that England have been getting better with every passing game. “We’re getting better with every game. It’s just another game of cricket. It just happens to be at Eden Gardens in the World Cup final in front of 100,000 people. It’s going to be an incredible experience, but we’re going to go out there and play our natural way, play the brand of cricket we’ve played for the last year or so,” Roy said.
The right-hander also said that despite people’s negative views, England have excelled well as a unit. “We’re that sort of a side. We’ve had a lot of negative feedback from a few people, and to be in a World Cup final now has hopefully got a few people on our side. There’s been a huge amount of support all tournament from back home and around the world. So thanks to all those people,” said Roy.
“The momentum that we carried over from the end of their innings to ours was outstanding. Jordan and Stokes grew in confidence from the Sri Lanka performance. It was just perfect,” said an optimistic Roy.