England opener Jason Roy is “full of confidence” again having returned to form following a disappointing year in 2020. After top-scoring for Eoin Morgan’s side in each of the first two T20 internationals against India, making 49 and 46, Roy is targeting further improvement across the remainder of the five-match series.
“It hasn’t gone quite to plan for the last year so it’s been nice to get a few runs and get a few out of the middle,” Roy said. “But I’m still looking for that big score because everyone knows that those 40s are great, they look great on the scoreboard, but to get up to those 180s and 190s and very competitive totals in T20s, you need somebody going on and getting big scores.”
“The last year has been a huge learning curve,” Roy added. “Just dealing with emotions off the field with everything that is going on with Covid around, bubble life and all this stuff that can really cloud your judgement and really make you overthink a few things – it’s been a huge learning curve.”
“I feel like that is behind me and I can just look forward to the next innings. I’m trying not to look too far ahead to the World Cup and just focus on this series and the next game.” Roy continued. “I am feeling good, training really well and in the nets, feeling full of confidence – and that is half the battle with professional cricket, you’ve got to feel confident and happy in yourself, really enjoy yourself. Since the Big Bash, I’m really loving my cricket again, which is a nice feeling. It’s hard to say whether a big score is around the corner but I’ll keep trying to do my job.”