England vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jason Roy to miss clash against rivals due to hamstring injury

James Vince is likely to continue as Jonny Bairstow's opening partner with Roy expected to regain fitness for the game against India

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 24, 2019 19:37:10 IST

England opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of Tuesday's key World Cup clash against rivals Australia at Lord's due to a hamstring injury.

Roy tore his hamstring in the first innings against West Indies on 14 June, hobbled off the field and didn't bat in that game and has subsequently missed games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

England's shock 20-run loss against Sri Lanka on Friday has made the race to semi-final interesting.

Roy, on Friday, told the BBC's Test Match Special podcast that he was aiming to face Australia but, if he was not fit enough for that game, his fitness would be reviewed "game by game".

"It can't be 'I'll definitely be back for this game or that game'," he was quoted saying referring to England's upcoming fixture against Australia followed by India. "It's something we have to manage day by day."

However, Roy did show signs of recovery when he batted in nets on Monday, but seems England team management aren't willing to rush the 28-year old with few more crucial fixtures remaining in the campaign.

James Vince is likely to continue as Jonny Bairstow's opening partner with Roy expected to regain fitness for the game against India on Sunday.

England need to win at least one of their final three group games against Australia, India and New Zealand in order to progress to the semi-finals.

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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2019 19:37:10 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254