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

2019 Cricket World Cup
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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.”

 

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