Thursday, May 26, 2022

Quality content

Jason Roy injury doubt for final England v India ODI

Share This Post

England opener Jason Roy is a major injury doubt going into their deciding ODI against India at Headingley.

The 27-year-old has only been given a 30% chance of being fit and would be a massive loss for the hosts due to registering 50-run partnerships at the top of the order alongside Jonny Bairstow in both games in the series so far.

Roy sat out training on Monday after sustaining an injury to his right little finger when attempting to catch Indian batsman Suresh Raina in the 2nd ODI at Lords.

Jason Roy injury concern

Jason Roy

Eoin Morgan’s side are already missing Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales who was ruled out of the entire series with a side injury and have released Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan and Surrey all-rounder Sam Curran to play for the England Lions against India A as part of their preparation for the upcoming Test match series.

Hampshire captain James Vince was called into the squad on Sunday and may well come straight into the side to replace Roy. Vince has played just the five ODIs for his country where he has scored 104 runs at an average of 26, including one half-century.

In this season’s domestic 50-over competition, the Royal London One Day Cup, Vince’s Hampshire won the competition and Vince was the third-highest scorer in the tournament, making 527 runs at an average 58.55 in nine innings, including two centuries.

Hampshire’s James Vince is expected to replace Roy

As far as replacements go, Vince is certainly in form in the 50-over format but brings a completely different dynamic to a side than Roy does. While the Surrey man is a destructive, powerful force in white-ball cricket, Vince relies more on touch, timing and placement than brute power so it will be interesting to see how he fits into this England side should Roy in fact be unfit to play.

For India, their only expected change is the return of seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who missed the deciding IT20 and opening two ODIs with a stiff back. Siddarth Kaul is expected to make way.

For more like this, visit the dedicated cricket section here. Meanwhile, follow us on Facebook for news and analysis right to your timeline.

Share This Post

Want to stay up to date with the latest sports news and analysis?

We would love to hear from you! Please fill in your details and we will stay in touch. It's that simple!

Related Posts

Do the Atlanta Falcons have a plan at QB1?

The Atlanta Falcons have added Marcus Mariota and Desmond Ridder after trading Matt Ryan to the Colts.

But do they have a plan, or are they on a wing and a prayer?

The curious world of the Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns are just one season removed from a divisional playoff game. But so much has changed.

NHL and Origins Of Ice Hockey

Today's NHL is a slick polished game of speed and power.

But where did it all begin?

Can you Bet on Sports in Pennsylvania?

Betting on sports is now fully legal in PA. Since 2019, the state has allowed all forms of sports betting, including retail and online....

Joe Burrow And The 6 Best Players Ranked On The Cincinnati Bengals

One of the biggest surprises that came out of the NFL this year is the boom in talent among the Cincinnati Bengals. The NFL...

10 Best Sacks During The 2021 Regular NFL Season

2021 has been a gold mine for sacks, but who was the best of the best?  A sack is when an offensive player acting as...

Hill, Saints find themselves at crossroads

With the Saints still in the playoff hunt, they are also looking to their future.

Is that Taysom Hill at QB?
- Advertisement -
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x