‘Give me a break’ – Roy feared he would miss World Cup

2019 Cricket World Cup

Jason Roy was worried he would miss most of the World Cup this summer after the England batsman suffered injury trouble earlier in the tournament.

The 28-year-old, who is “a definite option” for the Ashes, has been brilliant when fit for England at the World Cup with back-to-back fifties against Zealand.

Roy missed victory over Afghanistan earlier in the tournament and two successive losses to Sri Lanka and Australia with a hamstring injury, but now Roy is ready to help England to World Cup glory.

“I’ll be honest, there was a bit of a fear I might be out but I needed to stay positive around the group,” Roy told Sky Sports. “I was staying around the lads and travelling with them so I had to keep giving out positive vibes and try to help where I can.

“But, having been dropped in the Champions Trophy [in 2017] and then working my backside off to get here, and being in good form only to then get injured, I was like ‘give me a break!’

“I thought I was having no luck so that was frustrating and a bit hard to deal with, but I kept things relaxed, worked hard and thankfully I got back and was able to play.

“I’m right where I wanted to be, both mentally and physically. This is the reward for the hard work and sacrifices we all make.

“I didn’t put myself in the IPL auction, I did everything I possibly could to get myself to this point I’m at now.”