The fiery English opener, Jason Roy who was excluded from England’s victorious T20 World Cup 2022 squad due to poor form looked to make a statement by getting some runs under his belt in the first ODI against arch-rivals Australia at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 17. However, Roy failed to make a huge impact on his comeback as he was undone by an unplayable inswinger from Aussie pace spearhead Mitchell Starc which brought an abrupt end to his stay in the middle.
England was asked to bat first after Australian skipper Pat Cummins as he won the toss. The visitors were off to a very cautious start before opener Phil Salt was dismissed in the fourth over for just 14 runs to his name. But, even his opening partner Roy could not hang around for long and followed soon.
On the second delivery of the fifth over, Mitchell Starc bowled a brilliant inswinger which also happens to be the biggest weapon in his arsenal. As soon as the delivery was bowled, Jason Roy looked in two minds as he wasn’t sure about whether to attempt a shot or defend that ball.
Nonetheless, even before Jason Roy could bring down his bat properly, the England opener’s timber was disturbed after the ball went through the gate. Mitchell Starc and the Aussies started celebrating as Roy walked back to the pavilion for six runs against his name of 11 deliveries.
Jason Roy’s wicket put England in a spot of bother as they were reduced to 20/2. They went on to lose their top order very soon with the dismissals of James Vince and Sam Billings as the scorecard read 66/4 in the 14th over. The experienced white-ball duo of Dawid Malan and skipper Jos Buttler managed to steady the English ship and help them post a competitive total on the board.
Here is the video of the dismissal of Jason Roy:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 17, 2022