New Delhi. England’s aggressive opener Jason Roy said that it is shameful that Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer are not in the team in the T20 World Cup. However, Roy also said that there is enough depth in the England team to perform well. All-rounder player Stokes is on an indefinite break due to mental health reasons. At the same time, Archer is out of the team due to a fracture in the right Kohli.
Roy, who plays for Delhi Bulls in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, said in a virtual press conference, “I will not say that this is a problem, it is a shame. But both are on their way to recovery.” All-rounder Sam Karen is also out of the team due to an injury sustained during the IPL. His brother Tom Curran has been included as a substitute. Roy said, “If you look at the depth of the team now, then England have very impressive players. The players have done well in the practice match and they are working very hard. There are players who will definitely do well when given the opportunity and are very talented.
In the UAE leg of the IPL, England’s batsmen faced problems on slow pitches but Roy did not agree with it. He said, “I don’t think so. The players displayed their skills on all the pitches. The pitches are slow but that’s not a problem. We have practiced a lot and many players have played IPL. Players have the ability to perform well on every pitch.
England squad for T20 World Cup: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Karen, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserve players: Liam Dawson, James Vince