• Twitter - Black Circle
  • Tumblr - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle

Jason Roy To Miss Two Matches After Hamstring Tear | ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

England is in doubt if Jason Roy will play after the scans revealed that he suffered a hamstring tear during England's World Cup match with West Indies.


Jason Roy to miss two World Cup Matches


The England opener went off the field during the eighth over of Friday's match with tightness to his left hamstring. An MRI scan on Saturday confirmed the tear. He will remain with the team but has officially been ruled out for England's next two matches against Afghanistan (Tuesday) and Sri Lanka (Friday).


Meanwhile, England captain, Eoin Morgan is in much better shape: a back cramp in the 40th over of West Indies' innings has settled down enough for him to still be in consideration for Afghanistan. Much depends on the next 24 hours but it is highly likely he will not be risked for the match.


As far as Roy is concerned, much will depend on the "grade" of the tear. Grade-1 tears are not so serious, but grades 2 and 3, i.e. a partial and complete tear, respectively, are far more serious. Joe Denly and Dawid Malan might be considered for replacement.


Moeen will be the beneficiary of Roy's injury: two of his three ODI hundreds have come when he opened and his off-spin would help cater to an Old Trafford pitch which was used on 16th of June(Sunday) for India VS Pakistan and exhibited a healthy degree of turn.


Vince is also in queue to open but may be used in the middle order, or perhaps at number three, with Joe Root - a century as an opener against West Indies - shifting down to four to offer England a "Morgan-a-like" presence in the match.