Captain Eoin Morgan said on Saturday that Jason Roy is “very important” for England and the team hopes that the injured opener will play a role in the knockout stage of the 2020 World Cup.
Roy retired with a calf injury in England’s game 10 losing streak to South Africa In the last Super 12 games, even though Morgan’s team still advanced to the semi-finals as the first group leader.
“Obviously it doesn’t look good, we will have to wait until tomorrow to see what his actions are like,” Morgan said of Roy’s injury. “Maybe he will be sent for a scan, and then set off from there. Other than that, I can’t tell you much.”
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Roy, who was obviously emotional, was lifted up and saw the 31-year-old player on crutches after the game. “Obviously we all hope that he can get through the difficulties in some way, or that there are some remedies that can allow him to spend one game, or even two games,” Morgan said.
“His importance is incredible. He is a man who embodies everything we do in the locker room and the way we play.”
‘Need to find a way to win’
England are striving to be the first team to host 20 and 50 World Cups simultaneously, and won the first four Super 12 games before South Africa broke the winning streak. “We won’t be at our best in every game, but we do need to find a way to win,” Morgan said.
“I think, actually, on the court, we are not as fierce as previous games. It’s just some small things that we didn’t have as neat or clean as we hoped.”
In response to South Africa’s command of 2 to 189, England’s 8 to 179 were rejected by Cajiso Rabada Final hat trick.
Morgan is very happy that his low-level batsman finally spent some time in the middle. “Obviously, one of your senior batsmen has fallen, and this does happen to you, especially considering his condition,” Morgan said.
“On the other hand, some of you didn’t hit the ball much in the tournament. After you came in, you hit the ball very well. This obviously bodes well for the semi-finals.”