England assistant coach Marcus Trescothick has asked opening batter Jason Roy to remain positive after not being picked in England’s 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
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Speaking ahead of England’s ODI against Ireland, Trescothick said Roy is disappointed after not being picked in England’s World Cup squad. Roy was named in the provisional squad but was replaced by young batter Harry Brook in the final 15-man squad.
“I’ve not spoken to Jason, he’s surely disappointed but you’ve got to remain positive that he can still make an impact,” said Trescothick.
He went on to say that reserve players have a big part to play in World Cups, insisting that they will call Roy if they need him. Roy has scored 4271 runs in 116 ODIs for England, at an average of 39.92 while striking at 105.53.
“Reserves have a big part in World Cups. You pick up one injury and someone comes in, they could come in and make a hell of a lot of runs. If he keeps himself fit and ready to go, should we need him to come out then we’ll make that call,” Trescothick added.
The former England batter said it was a good opportunity for Roy to play in the ODI series against Ireland, adding that the management knows how big a talent Roy is. Roy turned down the offer to play for England in the three-match series against Ireland.
“It was a good opportunity for him to play a longer innings and play a bit more. We know how much of a talent he is, it’s his opportunity – getting the chance to play is going to be the real challenge for him. It’s a good team, trying to break into it is tough,” said Trescothick.
England will take on Ireland in the final ODI of the three-match series at Gloucestershire Cricket Stadium in Bristol.
Sep 26, 2023