Jason Roy
Jason Roy of Surrey. (Photograph by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Photographs)

England batter Jason Roy has been named the stand-in captain of Oval Invincibles for his or her recreation towards Northern Superchargers within the ongoing The Hundred. Their assigned skipper Sam Billings shall be lacking the sport on August 11, Thursday, as he would play for England Lions towards South Africa in Canterbury.

Will Jacks, who had been the plain alternative for Billings, will even be concerned within the fixture towards South Africa. And this might even be the primary time Roy will lead a facet in his skilled profession. His former captaincy expertise contains matches in non-first-class and second-team cricket towards Oxford MCCU from about 9 years in the past.

It’s an honour to guide the staff: Jason Roy

“I used to be delighted to be requested to captain the blokes and am relishing the additional duty,” Roy was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “Though it’s just for one recreation, it’s an honour to guide the staff.”

Billings heaped praises on Roy, saying that the opening batter is the form of participant to stay with. “He’s the form of participant you actually do exactly persist with. As a result of when it does click on, wow,” Sam Billings stated. “Him and Jacks on the high of the order, that’s nearly as good a gap partnership, for my part, within the event.”

In the meantime, Superchargers batter Harry Brook will even miss the fixture as a consequence of his involvement within the Lions’ recreation, and has been changed within the squad by Northamptonshire batting all-rounder Saif Zaib in the intervening time. They’ve additionally reportedly discovered a alternative for quick bowler Matthew Potts, who will go away for nationwide obligation, within the type of Warwickshire pacer Craig Miles. 

South African quick bowler Wayne Parnell will even hyperlink up with Superchargers for the final two group video games as soon as the star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo leaves for the Caribbean Premier League. Invincibles at present stand fourth within the desk with one win in two video games in The Hundred 2022. 

Superchargers, then again, even have the identical file and stand one place under Invincibles. Eoin Morgan’s London Spirit are the table-toppers with two wins in as many video games, adopted by Trent Rockets who even have the identical file.



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