The hard-hitting English right-handed opening batsman Jason Jonathon Roy was born on 21st of July in the year 1990 in Durban in South Africa. His cricketing career started after he moved to England when he was 10 with his family. Here his education started in the Whitgift School. His professional cricket career started here with the English county of Surrey. He represented the Surrey team in all the age groups right from the U11 category to the Surrey Academy team.
He was also a part of the South Africa tour of Surrey’s U19 team in the year 2007and he ended up scoring the highest runs for his team with an innings of 51 in a one-day match against the Western Province U19s. in the same year he helped his team win by 3 runs against Hampshire by his useful contribution of 51 runs of 33 balls in the Second XI’s Trophy. He was awarded with his debut for the Surrey first team on 27thJune 2008 in a match against Middlesex and made his list A debut in the NatWest Pro40 League against Yorkshire on 20th July the same year a day turning adult.
In spite of this good performance in the second team of Surrey in two continues years he was unable to find himself in the team at the beginning of the 2009 season. But in the same year Roy pounced back to the radar of the selector by his instrumental role taking his club Reigate Prioryagainst Surrey XI Eleven on 25th of April 2009. He also played an instrumental role with an innings of 115 of just 88 balls to put his club in the winning side against Spencer in the Surrey Championship Premier Division. His domestic career was filled with many ups and downs for 6 long years from then. He was also awarded with many scholarships as well as awards for his blistering batting performances.
All it happened on the fateful day of 7thSeptember in the year 2014 when he got his international debut in a T20 International against the Indian Cricket Team where he got dismissed for mere 8 runs. This maiden English call up on the back of his blistering 677 runs with an average of 48.35 in the seasons NatWest T20 blast. He got his ODI Debut on 14th July 2015 against Ireland. Since then he hasn’t seen his back. The X factor which he has in the limited overs format has cemented his place the English Squad for all limited overs games.
The Surrey batsman along with Alex Hales has played a pivotal role in the English top order a blast after the disastrous performance in the 2015 World Cup. The ability to swing his bat even across the wicket with a minimal feet movement has made him a special gift to the English side. As a result of this he has been an integral of the newly formed English side as the first choice opener despite failures in a few instances.
He ran out of chances during the 2017 Champions Trophy when he was dropped and Jonny Bairstow being selected in his place but made a comeback in the Natwest Series in the same year. After this comeback he has grown to his strengths in all benchmarks of batting. He has also at many instances he has single handedly won the game by making runs quickly in the opening overs of the game. We hope to see him play more better in the coming coming years as well as shatter a few record to his name.