Delhi Capitals opener Jason Roy pulled out of the 13th edition of the IPL due to several injuries and a hectic schedule. He also added that his “personal preference” is to use the time to get healed. The English batsman has had his share of injuries such as a side strain which ruled him out of the T20’s against Pakistan. He wants to recover in the next few months and take after himself cricket wise. Running and cycling during the lockdown has kept him fit but he said he needs improvement in the aspect of the game. Practising in the nets and giving attention to the specifics is what he wants to do in his time off.
The world champion from last summer mentioned how he had a break down in the bio-bubble in Manchester before the Pakistan series. Even though he felt everything was alright, something didn’t feel right when he went into the nets and decided to sit out. Roy wants to prep himself up for the six white balls international against Australia that start next week. He would stay in the bio-secure bubble instead of going home to speed up recovery. Jason Roy was an integral part of the team’s success in 2019 and hopes to do the same this time as well.
England is looking forward to the T20 World Cup and wishes to win both the cups in the next two years. Roy mentioned that he definitely looks up to the moment when they lifted the cup in 2019 but will not let that feeling overpower. He expresses his gratitude towards the people who take care of all the players need during their stay in the bio-bubble. It is a different mental game altogether to stay away from your loved ones and not see them. Not seeing anyone also makes the players think of the game all the time as that’s what the biosecure environment is reduced to.
Roy still hopes to crack on the test format of the game and is not done with the red ball cricket just yet. He hopes to get back to the game after this recreational break and be in his best form for his country and his fellow mates.