So there was a lot of exciting over Jason Roy’s Test debut as the stylish and destructive opening batsman has done amazingly well for the English ODI and T20I side in the last couple of years.
Roy has been a consistent opener in the limited overs for England but his flamboyant nature of stroke making never attracted the selectors to give him a go in the red-ball cricket.
However, after trying out a couple of pairs in Test matches after Sir Alastair Cook’s retirement, and a successful World Cup campaign with the bat for Roy also flattered his way into the Test side.
While everyone was expecting Roy to go all guns blazing against Ireland in his debut Test innings, he nicked a good length delivery to the slips and went cheaply in his first innings.
Not just Jason but the whole batting line up of England collapsed massively in the first innings as Tim Murtagh registered his name on the Lord’s honors Board by taking a 5-wicket haul. England were all out for just 85 in their first innings.