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Jason Roy was delighted to collect the series victory on his 100th cap for England against the Netherlands.

Jason Roy was delighted to collect the series victory on his 100th cap for England against the Netherlands.

Jason Roy has revealed he went through a ‘dark period’ over the winter and believes a few months of normal family life played a key role in his final move to England and helped him fall in love with the country all over again. Game.

Roy scored his 100th one-day international with a typically assertive 73 from 60 balls as England took an unassailable 2-0 series lead against the Netherlands following a six-wicket win on Sunday.

It came just three months after Roy was suspended for two matches and fined by the Cricket Disciplinary Committee, the reasons for which have not been disclosed by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

He did not shed light on what led to his punishment, but admitted he had endured a rocky start to the year, dejected at having to be separated from his son, born in January, for the Super League of the Pakistan.

Exhausted by coronavirus bubbles, Roy retired from the Indian Premier League and took a ‘short, indefinite break’ from cricket, but believes time with his family has invigorated him.

Highlights from the second ODI in Amstelveen as England beat the Netherlands by six wickets to clinch a series victory.

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Highlights from the second ODI in Amstelveen as England beat the Netherlands by six wickets to clinch a series victory.

Highlights from the second ODI in Amstelveen as England beat the Netherlands by six wickets to clinch a series victory.

« Things weren’t going well mentally with me at PSL, » he said. « I was in a weird place because I was playing good cricket but I wasn’t having fun, I wasn’t happy and it was just a dark time.

“It was just a good two months to come home and live a normal life for a few years after a few difficult years.

“(There were) many months. 50+ days of hotel quarantine the year before, then having a kid in January and having to spend time away from him was just a little too much. »

  • Netherlands 235-7 – Edwards (78 of 73), Willey (2-46), Rashid (2-50)
  • England 239-4 – Salt (77 from 54), Roy (73 from 60), Ali (42 from 40); Dutt (2-55)

He added: “I missed the IPL to spend time at home and it refreshed my mind and body, and I recognized where I was at with a lot of things.

“So it’s nice to be here now and I can’t wait to get the badge back. It’s the same for Surrey. I loved every minute of it.

« It’s a nice feeling to be in love with the game again. »

Former England international Dominic Cork to Sky Sports News:

“That’s what it was all about today, winning the game and winning the series. We would expect that even if it was a shortened game.

“Thank you to the Netherlands. They came back and they never gave up, but England are just too strong for them, and now you expect them to go on and win 3-0 in the series.

“England are a good team. They have strength in depth. »

« 100 selections in this team, it’s ridiculous »

Roy’s first 50+ innings for England ended with a first-ball duck in 2015, but sparked a sequence of events that culminated in their memorable crowning of world champions four years later .

Even now, Roy is the pivotal fly-half charged with setting the tempo at the start of innings and he has accelerated their quest to down the Netherlands’ 235 for seven in Amstelveen.

Five of his first nine balls were sent for four as he shared an opening stand of 139 balls with Phil Salt, who followed a century into the opening ODI with 77 here which broke the back of the pursuit.

Jason Roy marks his 100th ODI appearance with a 21st half-century in the format.

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Jason Roy marks his 100th ODI appearance with a 21st half-century in the format.

Jason Roy marks his 100th ODI appearance with a 21st half-century in the format.

« To be involved with a team like this for 100 games is ridiculous, » said Roy, who received his 100th cap by Moeen Ali. “It’s an incredible feeling. It sort of slipped away. The hundred is very special.

“At least the 100th game was better than my first innings! But it’s an incredible feeling – whether I had 70 or nothing here, it would have been a special day.

“I couldn’t be prouder. It’s an incredible feeling. »

Jason Roy on England’s new white ball manager Matthew Mott:

“He was absolutely brilliant. He fitted in extremely well.

“He made a few jokes here and there and lightened the mood, and kept it very simple.

“At first glance, he was brilliant for the team. He’s a great manager and gets around guys when he needs to, so very happy with him. »

Roy supports Captain Morgan

As Roy cut at third court, it was Salt’s fall that sparked a mini meltdown that saw England lose three wickets in the space of 19 balls, with Eoin Morgan ducking a second in succession.

Dawid Malan’s 36 didn’t come out and Moeen’s unbeaten 42 eventually passed them with 29 balls to spare, but Morgan’s skinny trot once again raised eyebrows on a day when his counterpart Pieter Seelaar announced his retirement from all of international cricket due to lingering back injuries.

But Roy is certain his 35-year-old captain will soon find the Midas touch with the bat.

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“As soon as the result is there and we have won the match, he is happy.

“It’s just the fickle nature of the sport. If you’re behind ball eight it’s pretty tough, but he’s an amazing worker, amazing guy, so I’m backing him for sure. »

He added: “He is the captain of our team and wins the game, so I think that means more to him than his scores, which makes him more special to play.

“He will be fine. He will be fine. »

Former England star Dominic Cork to Sky Sports News:« I’m sure that’s a concern for Eoin Morgan and a concern for England, but I think he has some credit in the bank with what he’s done as captain and what he’s did as a drummer.

“It’s not easy not playing a lot of world cricket at the moment. He just needs a hit. That’s all.

« Let’s wait and see where we are in six to eight months when he plays some more cricket. Then I think the selectors, Rob Key and the coach will sit down and decide what is best. Is he still one of the team’s top six batsmen? If he is, he’s on the team.

Morgan: We have so many ‘ready to take on the world’ hitters

England captain Eoin Morgan was delighted to win the ODI series against the Netherlands with one game to spare.

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England captain Eoin Morgan was delighted to win the ODI series against the Netherlands with one game to spare.

England captain Eoin Morgan was delighted to win the ODI series against the Netherlands with one game to spare.

Meanwhile, Captain Morgan echoed Roy’s sentiments regarding England’s strength in depth, saying they now have a host of batsmen ready to take on the world.

« The guys still played really well, » Morgan said.

“The strength in depth is getting deeper and deeper.

We seem to continue to produce a lot of drummers who are very aggressive, very talented and ready to take on the world, and that’s extremely complementary to the artillery we already have.

« In a similar case, India have plenty of batsmen they could turn to and call on at any time, but obviously the skill within that is picking the right side, which compliments a winning team. »

English drummer Jason Roy:

« Jos [Buttler] didn’t even come in at bat today,” Roy said. “We have great depth. We have guys on the bench who are ready to do a job.

“Obviously we also have players missing due to testing so it’s a good time for English cricket at the moment but we just have to keep the ball rolling and keep winning.

He added: “English cricket is in a very healthy state. We have great players who are ready for anything. They train extremely hard and work hard, and it’s exciting to see. They all get their opportunity along the way, but yeah, it’s just nice to be back here with the badge. »



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