England opener, Jason Roy’s wait to get fully fit has prolonged as he failed to regain his fitness before the important match against Australia. A hamstring injury forced him off the field in England’s win against West Indies and he was ruled out of matches against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Australia was the initial target for Roy’s return, but Monday morning’s scan results show he will have to aim for a comeback against India on Sunday instead. England head coach Trevor Bayliss has already said the team would not risk Roy.
This is the second time Roy has sustained an injury this year. He had also missed the start of the season after sustaining a hamstring injury during the ODI series in the Caribbean. James Vince is likely to continue to play but has struggled to deliver solid starts at the top of the order with scores of 26 and 14 in England’s previous two matches.