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January 18, 2019
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Star England batsman joins Sylhet Sixers in BPL

By Chaitanya Laxman

Bangladesh Premier League continues to attract star cricketers from across the globe. Now aggressive England opening batsman Jason Roy will feature in the BPL and he will play for Sylhet Sixers. The addition of the England batsman will relieve Sixers as David Warner is set to make an early exit.

Sixers boosted by Roy’s inclusion

Sylhet Sixers already have several star players in their squad. Sohail Tanvir, David Warner, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Fletcher, Fabian Allen, and Mohammad Irfan are well-known players in the format and have ample experience of playing franchise cricket.

The franchise also has several top quality Bangladesh players including Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Nasir Hossain, and Sabbir Rahman in their squad.

The addition of Roy will certainly boost the team as he is known for his aggressive batting at the top of the batting order. David Warner is set to return to Australia due to an elbow injury and hence Roy’s addition will enable the team to fill the void created by Warner’s absence.

Roy: The power-hitter in the powerplays

Jason Roy is known for his all-out aggressive batting approach. The right-hand batsman can hit the ball from the word go and can be a match-winner if he gets going in the powerplay overs.

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The 28-year old has played 188 T20 games so far and has scored 4815 runs at an average of 27.51. More importantly, he has a strike rate of 146.04.

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Roy available for seven matches in BPL

Roy is scheduled to depart to Bangladesh on Thursday and he will be available for the last seven games of the league. He recently toured Sri Lanka with the England team and then played a few games in the T10 league in UAE and T20 Mzansi Super League in South Africa.

Chaitanya Laxman

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