Dubai:England’s aggressive opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of the remaining T20 World Cup due to a calf injury and has been replaced by James Vince.
Roy suffered a calf injury during his loss in the final group match of Super 12 against South Africa in Sharjah. Roy looked in pain and could not even go to the dressing room himself. After the match, he was seen walking with the help of crutches.
Roy said in a statement, “I am disappointed to be ruled out of the World Cup. It’s a very disappointing situation. The journey so far has been incredible and we will continue to focus on our game.
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“The rehabilitation process has already started and despite the calf injury, I will do my best to be ready for the T20 tour of the Caribbean early next year,” Roy said.
In the first semi-final, England will take on New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. England have the option of opening the innings from Jonny Bairstow along with Jos Buttler and Sam Billings may get a chance in the middle order.
The Competition Technical Committee for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has approved the inclusion of Vince in the England squad as a replacement for Roy.
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In view of the Kovid-19 isolation requirements, each team was allowed to keep three additional players with them, including Vince. (Language)