As the ICC World Cup is going on, another injury scare has arrived in the England squad. The flamboyant opener, Jason Roy, who scored a blistering century in the previous game against Bangladesh was forced to leave the ground with a hamstring injury during their clash against West Indies.
The nasty incident took place in the eighth over, fielding at the point when he was chasing a shot from Windies opener Chris Gayle. However, after a couple of meters, he started limping and clutching at his left hamstring. After speaking with captain Eoin Morgan, he left the field and James Vince took his place in the ground.
However, a tweet from Cricket World Cup’s official Twitter handle confirmed that Roy is having “some tightness in his left hamstring” and he is “currently being assessed.”
An update on Jason Roy's injury from the England camp. Roy is experiencing "some tightness in his left hamstring" and is "currently being assessed."
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 14, 2019
James Vince is the only back-up batsman in their squad. If the injury makes Roy sit out of the squad, it will be a big blow for the team. Vince though can open the innings with Jonny Bairstow in next matches, he wouldn’t be as good as Roy’s stay in the team. As Jason Roy is one of the key players of the team and Vince has played 10 ODIs so far at a mere average of 28.12.
England are considered as favourites alongside the defending champion Australia and India. They have won two of the three games so far against South Africa and Bangladesh while they lost against Pakistan. As far as today’s game concern, they bundled West Indies within 212 on board where both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood bagged 3 wickets each while Joe Root took 2. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett picked up 1 each. Nicholas Pooran top scored with 63 off 78 for West Indies.