England vs Eire: Jason Roy blessed with one-off Check call-up


Roy had an excellent marketing campaign within the World Cup with a high rating of 153 in opposition to Bangladesh.

Jason Roy
Jason Roy. (Picture by Adam Davy – EMPICS/PA Pictures by way of Getty Pictures)

Jason Roy had a memorable outing within the World Cup, having scored runs at a mean of over 60. He has now been rewarded with a spot within the Check squad for the one-off match in opposition to Eire, which is scheduled to get underway on July 24 on the Lord’s in London. Roy hasn’t performed a first-class match since November and has batted solely thrice in Surrey’s successful County Championship marketing campaign final summer time.

His high rating of 153 within the World Cup got here in opposition to Bangladesh on the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Roy has been awe-inspiring kind over the previous few months. Within the World Cup, he churned out 5 50 plus scores in seven innings. The best-hander changed Keaton Jennings within the squad after the opener had a mean of 15.50 within the Brits’ final Check collection in opposition to the Windies again in February.

Relaxation for Stokes and Buttler

Pacemen Jofra Archer has a facet pressure and he didn’t discover a place. The speedster will journey to Barbados, his native land, for a brief break earlier than returning for the Ashes. Archer was England’s highest wicket-taker within the World Cup and likewise bowled the well-known Tremendous Over in opposition to New Zealand within the ultimate. Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes have been given a much-needed break by the administration.

Each are included in a 16-man pre-Ashes coaching camp, which is ready to happen this weekend at St George’s Park. James Anderson discovered a spot within the squad, however might not play as he continues his rehabilitation from the calf damage. The 27-year-old Lewis Gregory bought his maiden Check call-up after placing up spectacular performances for Somerset and the England Lions in home cricket.

He picked up 44 wickets at a mean of 13.88 and is presently captaining the England Lions of their match in opposition to Australia XI in Canterbury. Olly Stone, the Warwickshire seamer made his debut final yr in opposition to Sri Lanka, and he has been known as up as effectively. Stone has recovered from again damage lately.

Right here is England’s squad

Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Jimmy Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes