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Geoffrey Boycott wants Roy to bat down the order in Tests

Geoffrey Boycott wants Roy to bat down the order in Tests

After scoring a plethora of runs in white-ball cricket, Jason Roy was brought in the Test side to change the dynamics of England’s red-ball cricket. The Surrey batsman was expected to tackle Australia’s pace battery with his belligerence. However, he was unable to manage only 38 runs in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.

Seeing Roy’s batting in both innings frustrated former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott who moved forward to share his two cents on the subject. The 78-year old opined that Roy’s flashy style of batting isn’t good enough to be exposed to the new ball. By particularly highlighting Roy’s rash stroke against Nathan Lyon, he advised England’s coaching panel to have the 29-year old batting down the order.

Boycott opined that England should not waste Roy as an opener in Test cricket as this will end his red-ball cricket soon. Moreover, he urged the English unit to fix their issues and make a strong comeback in the next game which is scheduled to be played at Lord’s from August 14.