DHAKA: Jason Roy is set to miss England’s next two World Cup games but is hopeful of being fit for the match against Australia at Lord’s in June 25.
Roy underwent a scan on his left hamstring on Saturday night and the results will be assessed on Sunday with England hopeful the injury is not serious.
He will miss this week’s games against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on Tuesday and Sri Lanka at Headingley on Friday but has not been ruled out of playing against Australia in the showpiece World Cup group game at Lord’s.
Roy complained of tightness in his left hamstring and went off for a treatment after just eight overs against West Indies on Friday.
They will give him every opportunity to recover his fitness such is his importance to the side and he will only be replaced in the squad if the scan shows up significant damage. Players replaced in the squad can only return in the event of another member of the squad getting injured so Roy’s injury would have to be severe for England not to give him time to recover.
Morgan is expected to miss the match against Afghanistan at Old Trafford after suffering a back spasm in the West Indies game but could be fit to face Sri Lanka on Thursday in Leeds. It will depend how cautious England are about Morgan damaging his back further.
Roy has been plagued with back and hamstring problems this summer, missing most of the early season for Surrey. If he is out for ten days it would mean he misses games against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Australia at Lord’s June 25.
Source: The Telegraph
BDST: 1752 HRS, JUN 17, 2019