Jason Roy Wasn’t Surprised With Performance Of Ishan Kishan
By CricShots - Mar 16, 2021 3:44 pm
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Having seen Ishan Kishan’s performance in the IPL, England opener Jason Roy was not surprised at all when he saw the young southpaw taking the game away from the visitors in the second T20I of the four-match series. Making his India debut, Kishan played a dominating knock of a 32-ball 56 to help India level the five-match series on Sunday.

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Ishan Kishan

During a virtual media interaction, Jason Roy said, “He’s obviously a star player, he’s done that for Mumbai Indians, numerous amounts of time so I wasn’t surprised when I saw him kind of teeing off a bit because everyone knows he’s a star player so good on him. A couple of times he might have got a little bit wrong with the ball but he capitalized by hitting it for six. It’s just a case of just making sure you kind of execute your skills extremely well.”

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India has come into the series with the intention of playing fearless cricket, which was evident during the second T20I. On a turning pitch, England struggled with the ball while defending 164 on a pitch that offered less for their fast bowlers and it’s likely to be the case for the third T20 as well.

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Jason Roy

On the other hand, Jason Roy has been consistent with scores of 49 and 46 but has not converted into a big knock and that is something he wants to do in the remaining matches.

Talking about the pitch, Roy said, “It was a kind of pitch where you’ve got to pick your bowler. Unfortunately the bowler I picked got me out. I was looking to target Washington (Sundar). If that over had gone for a few runs, it would have swayed the momentum of our innings quite a bit. What I learned was just to make sure I’m staying on my shots a little bit more. I missed a couple of my reverse sweeps. I was out of position, and then rectified that during my innings.”

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Roy termed India a class team but said England is confident to bounce back on Tuesday.