| On Nov 24, 2021 1:59 PM IST

Jason Roy Ruled Out of ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Replacement Announced

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Jason Roy out of T20 World Cup 2021: In a massive news update, England’s star opener Jason Roy has been ruled out for the remainder of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a calf tear. England have qualified for the semi-finals of the ongoing mega event after having claimed the top position in the Group 1 of the league stage. The Eoin Morgan-led team managed to win 4 out of their 5 matches in this competition so far.

Jason Roy Ruled Out of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

England opener Jason Roy sustained a painful calf injury while batting during the previous encounter against South Africa in Sharjah. He looked in extreme pain lying on the ground and was even seen crying while leaving the field retired hurt. Roy played all the five matches for England in this tournament so far having scored a total of 123 runs that includes a match-winning fifty against Bangladesh. England have also announced James Vince as the replacement and he has already joined the main squad.

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England vs New Zealand: Jonny Bairstow to replace Jason Roy as opener?

Jason Roy getting ruled out just before the semi-finals is surely a big blow for the England team in this T20 World Cup. The Roy-Buttler opening combination has done reasonably well for England in the last few months and have consistently provided crucial starts at the top in the T20 format. However, it is very much likely that explosive batter Jonny Bairstow could be pushed ahead to open the batting alongside Jos Buttler in the important semi-final clash against New Zealand on 10 November in Abu Dhabi.

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Moeen Ali is another player who tried as an opener as he is a left-handed batter, but England will surely consider Jonny Bairstow’s experience in a pressure semi-final encounter. Sam Billings is also very much likely to be slotted in the middle-order as he can contribute amazingly well lower down the order in pressure situations.

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Kuljyot Singh

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