Hosts England are expecting of full fitness of opener Jason Roy prior to the vital clash against India on Sunday at Edgbaston which is, however, crucial for the home team to stay in the World Cup contest after losing to Australia in their previous encounter.
The inform opener unfortunately tore his hamstring during the match against West Indies and had been sidelined in past three matches. It can be noted that the home team suffered an unlikely defeat against Sri Lanka as well.
In a statement issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board on Wednesday, ECB said, “Jason Roy is making good progress from his hamstring injury. He is being assessed every day. Yesterday he batted in the nets and was also running shuttles on the outfield.”
“A decision on whether he’ll be fit to resume against India will be made when we train on Friday and Saturday at Edgbaston,” it further said.
English skipper Eoin Morgan also ushered hopefulness. Talking to Sky Sports he said, “With four days of rehabilitation, he is hopeful of being fit. If it is a big risk we will play it as it is.”
Roy recorded the second highest score of World Cup when he hammered 153 against Bangladesh. He passed the half century mark in his past six one day internationals.
James Vince, playing as the replacement of Roy has scored 26, 14 and 0 in his three innings.
England, after making a flying start in the mega ICC tournament, have fallen in danger of early exit after being defeated by Sri Lanka.
In their last match against Australia, England despite bundling the Aussies out to a competitive total, fallen back short of the target in their run chase.
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