Roy’s re­turn to form earns him Eng­land re­call

The Cricket Paper - - NEWS - By Seth Fran­cis

DE­SPITE be­ing dropped for the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy semi­fi­nal against Pak­istan, Ja­son Roy has been re­called by Eng­land for their up­com­ing five-match ODI se­ries against West Indies.

The Sur­rey opener has re­dis­cov­ered his form af­ter scores of 1, 13 and 4 re­sulted in him be­ing dropped in favour of Jonny Bairstow by Eng­land as they were de­feated in their bid to reach the Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy fi­nal.

In his last four white-ball matches for his county Roy, 27, has scored three 50s (50, 78, 74), and has been named in the squad along­side fel­low open­ers Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow.

There is no place for Hamp­shire leg-spin­ner Ma­son Crane de­spite the es­teem in which head coach Trevor Bayliss and the Eng­land coach­ing staff hold him.

Spin op­tions for cap­tain Eoin Mor­gan lie with Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, while Jos But­tler is likely to take up re­spon­si­bil­i­ties be­hind the stumps.

Else­where, Test cap­tain Joe Root re­mains a part of Eng­land’s plans in all three for­mats hav­ing been named in the T20 squad, as he plans for the Ashes se­ries this win­ter.

Eng­land will play the Windies in a one-off T20 match at Ch­ester-le-Street be­fore Old Traf­ford hosts the first ODI on 19 September.

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