Jason Roy included in 14-man England Twenty20 2014-15
NOTTINGHAM: Uncapped South African-born batsman Jason Roy was as a part of the 14-man England squad announced Sunday for next weekend´s one-off Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston. The 24-year-old rising star was selected after topping the run-charts in this season´s domestic T20 competition with 677 runs at an average of 48.35 properly strike rate of nearly 160. The Surrey batsman was joined their squad for next Sunday´s match at Edgbaston by three other players not yet involved your market ongoing one-day series with India.
All-rounder Ravi Bopara, surprisingly omitted from the ODI squad, was combined with experienced Yorkshire seamer Tim Bresnan and Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor also used. Eoin Morgan will captain England in the injury-enforced lack of regular T20 skipper Stuart Broad who is about to pass through knee medical. Former Ireland batsman Morgan also led England in their previous T20 international, a nine-run defeat by Sri Lanka at the Oval in may. Michael Carberry and Ian Bell, who played in the match, have both been dropped in preference of Roy and Taylor.
Taylor has not played for England since their ODI win over Ireland in Dublin in September not too long ago with double Ashes-winner Bresnan´s most recent international appearance the humiliating defeat through the Netherlands at the World Twenty20 in Chittagong five months ago. England national selector James Whittaker said: “This one-off Twenty20 provides us with an possibility to look at players who’ve impressed recently in domestic cricket and offer them chance to test themselves upon the international stage against high-quality opposition. Taylor´s availability will rely upon Nottinghamshire´s One-Day Cup semi-final away to Durham on Saturday, September 6, being completed regarding need to your reserve daily schedule. India lead the five-match ODI series 2-0 after their six-wicket win at Trent Bridge on Saturday. The ODI campaign continues at Edgbaston on Tuesday before finishing at Headingley on Monday.