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Before the IPL Mega Auction, England opener Jason Roy has created a blast with his return to the field. Roy scored a century in just 36 balls in the warm-up match played before the 5-match T20I series against West Indies. In the match played at Kingston Oval, he played a stormy innings of 115 runs in 47 balls against Barbados Cricket Association President-XI.
During the century, Jason Roy’s strike rate was 244.68 and he hit 9 fours and 10 sixes while hitting strong shots around the field. Jason added 141 runs with Tom Banton (32) for the first wicket. Due to Roy’s century, England made a mammoth total of 231 runs for the loss of four wickets in the game of 20 overs. In reply, Barbados-XI could score only 137 runs and lost the match by 94 runs.
eyes on mega auction
After this innings of Jason Roy, there is no doubt that the eyes of all the teams will remain on him in the IPL Mega Auction. In IPL 2021 last year, Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Jason Roy for his base price of 2 crores. He scored 150 runs in 5 innings at an average of 30, but this time the Hyderabad team released him.
Roy has played 13 IPL matches so far and scored 329 runs with a strike rate of 129.02. In 13 innings, he has been able to hit only 2 fifty. Apart from Hyderabad, he has also played for Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Lions in IPL.
First match against West Indies on 22nd January
The first match of the five-match T20 series between England and West Indies will be played on 22 January. The T20 series will be played from January 22 to 30. After this, a 3-match Test series will be organized between the two teams. This Caribbean tour is going to be very important for England after their 4-0 defeat in the Ashes against Australia.