Roy’s return to form earns him England recall
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.