AUS vs ENG 2018: Eoin Morgan welcomes back Roy into form

Roy blasted 16 fours and five sixes in his innings.

Roy scored a career best 180 against Australia. (Getty)

England opener Jason Roy had a torrid time with the bat last year. In the ongoing BBL, Roy scored 60 odd runs in six innings before his maverick knock against Australia in  Melbourne. 

Roy blasted 16 fours and five sixes in fabulous 151-ball innings, registering England's highest individual score in ODIs and surpassing the previous record knock at the MCG, Mark Waugh's 173 in 2001.

As a result, England was able to comfortably surpass Australia's total of 304-8 and pull off the biggest successful chase in Melbourne.

Speaking in the post-match presentation, England skipper Morgan said of Roy: "He was always part of our plans, even when we managed to leave him out, which was a tough decision. Coming back in, we all knew that at some stage he would be part of our plans".

"Moving Joe [Root] to four [to accommodate Hales' recall] was quite a big decision and I think it's proved quite profitable today. Our batting line-up looks quite long, which is nice" 

"I thought it was incredible from Jason - when he scores runs he's quite imposing at the crease."

"He's done it for quite a while for us. He came through a tough summer with us but finished it incredibly well, and what a way [this was] to start the series."

"It was a tough season last season, so to be selected this time was incredibly special. I don't really have too many words right now. It was just a huge honor to be out there for England again and to get some runs on the board." concluded England's man of the moment.


By Anshuman Roy - 15 Jan, 2018

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