England are ‘almost certain’ to be without opener Jason Roy once again when they face Australia at Lord’s on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old suffered a hamstring tear against the West Indies back on June 14 and has missed England’s recent matches against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
There was however optimism that the Surrey star would be back in time for Tuesday’s crucial clash in London, with Eoin Morgan’s side not quite assured of a place in the semi-finals after Friday’s defeat to Sri Lanka.
According to The Times, Roy will ‘not be risked’ against England’s traditional rivals, as he ‘did not train with the rest of the England squad on Sunday at Merchant Taylor’s School in Hertfordshire’.
He will however have a scan on Monday morning to ‘assess the progress of the tear’, but England are expected to remain patient with Roy so as not to risk further damage.
Steve Smith couldn’t get a hundred today. The Badger could.
England get Steve Smith out for just 80. Great success.
England are utterly infuriating, they really are.
Joe Root > Don Bradman. That’s just maths.
Changes for both teams ahead of The Oval.
England’s Test-match batting is broken. Time to get back to basics.
The WTC scoring system is stupid, but the fix is easy. Get it done.
The Badger lets off steam.