T20 World Cup 2021: James Vince to replace Jason Roy for the remainder of tournament
England’s star opener, Jason Roy has been ruled out of the remaining T20 World Cup after contracting a calf injury in the match against South Africa. England have named James Vince as his replacement for the tournament.
We’re all gutted for you @JasonRoy20 💔
We will carry on playing in the positive spirit that you embody.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 8, 2021
During the fifth over of England’s chase against South Africa, Roy hurt his calf muscles while running. He had earlier clinched onto the muscle while fielding as well. He then eventually retired hurt on 20 off 15.
As per the reports of the scan done on Sunday, it was learned that Roy has teared a muscle in his left calf which subsequently ruled him out of the tournament.
“I’m gutted to be ruled out of the World Cup,” Roy said.
“It is a bitter pill to swallow. I will be staying on to support the boys and hopefully we can go all the way and lift that trophy. It has been an unbelievable journey so far and we have to continue expressing ourselves and concentrating on us. The rehab has already started and even though I’ve torn my calf, I’m going to give myself the best chance of being ready for the T20 tour of the Caribbean at the start of next year.” he further added.
T20 World Cup 2021: Injury concerns continue to plague the England camp in the business end of the tournament
Earlier, England’s T20 specialist bowler bowler, Tymal Mills was also ruled out of the tournament after suffering a thigh injury. Reece Topley was announced as the replacement.
Eoin Morgan will completely feel the void created by the outgoing of Jason Roy. Roy has been one of the star and consistent performers in the limited overs cricket over the years. Roy has mustered 123 runs with an average of 25.30 and a soaring strike-rate of 144.93.
With James Vince replacing him, it remains to be seen whether he’ll get a go or not. England will face New Zealand in the semis of T20 World Cup 2021 on November 10 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.
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