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Jason Roy reviews his Test prospects

Jason Roy reviews his Test prospects

English opening batsman, Jason Roy comes across as one of the most dangerous cricketers of the white-ball format. With a growing list of achievements in ODIs, Roy isn’t doing any harm to his chances of representing England in the red-ball cricket.

Since the retirement of Sir Alastair Cook, England has struggled to find strong openers for Tests. The think tank has tried various combinations without reaping success. Despite being labelled as a white-ball specialist, the 28-year old batsman possesses a healthy record in the longest format of the game.

Since the start of 2014, Roy is averaging 46.45 in the first-class cricket which pushes his case strongly for a Test debut – a thing he yearns for. With Ashes approaching, it would be hard to ignore the robust record of the Durban born batsman.

Reviewing his chances of donning whites for England, the flamboyant cricketer said that some want him to play the Tests while others are against it. However, he is open to such challenges as he wants to prove to himself that he is a batsman who can play all the three formats of the game.