The art of batting, especially opening batting has gone through a lot of changes in the past few years. The main pioneers of this change were Rohit Sharma, David Warner, and Jason Roy. These three gun players have set the standards of opening batting so high. But unfortunately, even in this age of franchise cricket these three never had got a chance to play alongside each other. In his recent interview, Jason Roy revealed the name of the opening batsman he’d like to partner with.
Famous England opener Jason Roy was involved in an interview with the mentor of T10 team Bengal Tigers, Anis Sajan recently. In the interview, he opened up on everything ranging from his rise in international cricket to England’s realization of the fairly-tale World Cup dream.
Known for his explosive batting on top of the batting order, Jason Roy was asked to name one among David Warner and Rohit Sharma for the batsman he’d like to open the innings with. Roy wasted no time in revealing his answer, he revealed that he’d like to open with India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma one day.
Jason Roy, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner rules cricket post-2015
These three dashing batsmen cemented their place in their respective teams as their permanent opener in One Day Internationals ever since the 2015 World Cup. From the period from 2015-2020, these three have gone on to pile up runs at staggering averages making it difficult for the rest of the contemporary openers to catch up.
In 83 matches during this period Jason Roy has piled up 3,434 runs at an average of 42.4 and a staggering strike rate of 107.3. While his Australian counterpart David Warner has amazed 3728 runs in 72 matches at a staggering average of 56.6 and a strike rate just above 100 during this period.
On the other hand, India's limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma stands a notch above the rest with 5362 runs from 97 matches at an outstanding average of 63.05 and a strike rate just below 100 during this period.
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