Sky Sports – Kumar Sangakkara backs Jason Roy to continue scintillating England ODI form

“He used to hit beautiful shots to fielders and not think about running – he’d admire his position and miss singles and the pressure would mount on him to hit boundaries.

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  • Kumar Sangakkara backs Jason Roy to continue scintillating England ODI form “He used to hit beautiful shots to fielders and not think about running – he’d admire his position and miss singles and the pressure would mount on him to hit boundaries.
  • Last Updated: 21/06/18 10:37pm Jason Roy has scored two centuries and a fifty in his last three innings Jason Roy’s scintillating form in England’s ODI series with Australia is “just the start”, according his to his former Surrey team-mate Kumar Sangakkara.
  • Roy helped England to a world-record score at Nottingham Sangakkara’s fellow pundit, Nasser Hussain, believes Roy – who averaged 21.
  • The former England captain also explained why Roy’s opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow works so well – the duo having shared stands of 159 and 174 at Nottingham and Durham respectively to set their side up for comprehensive victories.
  • Jos Buttler (54no off 29 balls) built on the platform laid by Roy and Bairstow (79 off 66) to power his side to a six-wicket victory at Chester-le-Street with 32 balls remaining, with Sangakkara now classing the wicketkeeper-batsman as England’s “most important player”.


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