T20 World Cup: Jason Roy has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament© AFP
English batsman Jason Roy has been ruled out of the rest of the T20 World Cup, England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Monday. Roy, 31, sustained a calf injury and collapsed to the ground while chasing a fast-paced run in Saturday’s 10-run group stage loss to South Africa. Despite their first defeat in the tournament, Eoin Morgan’s team advanced to the semi-finals and Roy will now be replaced in the squad by James Vince ahead of England’s final four match against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
Roy has joined left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills on the injury list in yet another battle against England, who lost in the final of the 2016 tournament.
“I’m sorry to be excluded from the World Cup,” Roy said in an English statement. “It’s a bitter pill to swallow.
“I will continue to support the boys and hopefully we can go all the way and lift that trophy,” added the Surrey star, a key member of the English team that won the 2019 50-over World Cup.
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