Jason Roy

Country: England
Born: July 21, 1990, Durban, South Africa
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Opening Batter

Jason Roy Bio

Jason Jonathan Roy is an explosive opening batsman from England who has left a permanent mark on the limited-overs format of the game. With his aggressive strokeplay and remarkable consistency, Roy has become an invaluable asset to the England cricket team.

Born in South Africa, Roy moved to the UK at the age of 10 and quickly began to make his mark in the cricketing world. He made his debut for Surrey as a 17-year-old in 2008 during the Twenty20 Cup and immediately caught the attention of England selectors with his exceptional fielding abilities. Although it took him some time to establish himself in the first team, Roy eventually broke through in 2010 with a century against Kent in the T20 format.

However, it was in 2014 that Roy truly transformed into a match-winning player. He became the highest run-scorer in the NatWest T20 Blast, accumulating 677 runs at an average of 48.35. With his clean striking and switch-hitting abilities, Roy drew comparisons to the legendary Kevin Pietersen. His brilliance in the T20 format earned him a T20 international debut against India in 2015, and he quickly cemented his place in England’s limited-overs squads.

Roy’s impact on England’s limited-overs cricket was truly felt during the 2019 World Cup. Despite suffering a hamstring injury midway through the tournament, he made a remarkable comeback and played crucial innings in must-win games against India, New Zealand, and Australia. By the end of the tournament, Roy had registered three centuries and six half-centuries in his previous 11 ODI innings.

His partnership with Jonny Bairstow as England’s opening pair proved to be a game-changer. The duo recorded four century stands in succession, setting a record for a single tournament. Roy and Bairstow also had the highest strike-rates in the history of opening batsmen with over 1,000 ODI runs to their names.

Roy’s success in the shorter formats of the game did not translate into the Test arena. Despite a promising debut innings of 72 against Ireland, he struggled as an opening batsman against the moving ball in the Ashes series. With an average of just 13.75 in four Tests, he was eventually dropped from the team.

While he couldn’t secure a spot in England’s T20 World Cup squad in 2022 due to a disappointing run of form, Roy bounced back in 2023 with ODI centuries against South Africa and Bangladesh, solidifying his place in the team for the title defense later in the year.

With his incredible talent and ability to dominate opposition bowlers, Jason Roy has become a force to be reckoned with in limited-overs cricket. His contribution to England’s World Cup triumph in 2019 will forever be remembered as an integral part of their success. As he continues to showcase his skills on the international stage, fans and critics alike eagerly await more fireworks from this dynamic cricketer.

Jason Roy Career Stats

Jason Roy Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 187 72 18.7 318 58.8 0 1 26 1 1 0
T20Is 64 64 1 1522 78 24.15 1106 137.61 0 8 153 69 19 0
ODIs 116 110 3 4271 180 39.91 4047 105.53 12 21 511 81 46 0
FC 87 144 11 4850 143 36.46 6006 80.75 9 23 646 73 75 0
List A 211 200 9 7252 180 37.96 6857 105.76 19 36 878 130 84 0
T20s 342 336 15 8845 145* 27.55 6228 142.01 6 58 979 330 152 0

Jason Roy Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 64 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 116 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 87 25 712 495 14 3/9 4/47 35.35 4.17 50.8 0 0 0
List A 211 1 6 12 0 - - - 12 - 0 0 0
T20s 342 2 18 39 1 1/23 1/23 39 13 18 0 0 0

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