Jason Roy’s struggles force England: Kevin Pietersen, who has been in good form recently, says England will have to back Jason Roy to claim the best opening spot.
Johnno has struggled so far this summer with England and the Hundred, but supports are hopeful that he will play well. He is your best player and has been your best player for quite a few years now!
Kevin Pietersen, who played in the 2019 World Cup winning team, believes Jason Roy should be given a chance to shine because of recent struggles. Jason Roy was one of England’s most-dependable and exciting batsmen over the past few years, but is struggling this season.
The England batsman has scored just 197 runs so far this international summer, with zero centuries and 10 ducks. Roy has started his 100th test career with an unpardonable duck at the Oval against Welsh Fire before an unbeaten debut century against English Invincibles.
Pietersen said that Roy has been England’s “best player,” and said he needs to be given assurances, particularly with the upcoming October T20 World Cup.
Pietersen says that 32-year-old Jason has just recently become sick of journalists writing people off.
Jason Roy is a World Cup winner and a risk-taker. To succeed, you need to take risks. If you don’t, chances are that your failure will last a lot longer than it should.
If England Cricket is listening to this, it’s probably Rob Key. Rob has been the best player for England cricket for many years. What I’m guessing is happening right now is that England Cricket wants to play with its most talented players and are trying to persuade other players to back out of their contracts.
In England’s upcoming triangular series, Brown and Pietersen predict that Roy will regain his mastery in the shorter format of the game.
Roy needs to find form again in the T20 team, and the sooner the better. The hundred is a good opportunity for him to find form.
The Oval Invincibles’ captain, Sam Billings, also lent support to Roy after his latest blow, as he was dismissed for just 10 runs when caught out by Welsh Fire. Billings described him as a world-class player,” said Billings. “We’ve seen him for so long dominate attacks on the basis of his skill set.”
As his performance improves, it should not be long before he’s turning. Today, he hit one straight to the fielder at fine leg. He showed that he was too good not to turn towards the ball. And so we kept on getting him playing in a positive way, and off we went to a great start.