T20 WC 2021: Before the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup (ICC T20 WC), the England (ENG) team has suffered a major setback. England opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of the rest of the World Cup due to injury. Roy was injured while fielding against South Africa in his last Super 12 match in Sharjah on Saturday. While batting in this match, Jason Roy retired hurt on a personal score of 20 runs. Roy, with the help of an England support staff member, fell off the ground and was unable to put any weight on his left leg.
James Vince joins the team
After Roy’s exit, James Vince will be included in the team. They were earlier included as travel reserve. The event technical committee of the tournament has approved Vince to replace Roy. Roy is the second player after left-arm pacer Tymal Mills to be ruled out of the mega event for England.
Jason Roy said this after the injury
Roy said in a statement to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday, “I am prepared to be out of the World Cup. It is a bitter experience. I will remain to support the team and hopefully we Can go all the way and lift the trophy. Rehab has already started and I am going to give myself the best opportunity to get ready for the T20 tour early next year.”
Roy scored 123 runs in five matches at an average of 30.75 in the tournament. He also earned the player of the match award for his 38-ball 61 in England’s eight-wicket win over Bangladesh. This is the second time Roy has been injured in the World Cup. In the 2019 Cricket World Cup, a left hamstring injury forced Roy to miss three matches. But he recovered in time to play in the rest of the tournament.
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