Jason Roy, replacing David Warner in the Sunrisers Hyderabad XI for his first IPL game since 2018, scored a quickfire 60 to put his side on course in a run-chase of 165 against the Rajasthan Royals on Monday. Roy struck eight hits to the fence, and one over it during his 41-ball stay at the crease.
Roy, one of England’s premier white-ball batsmen, hasn’t quite got a long run in the IPL over the years. On Monday, replacing Warner in the SRH XI, Roy created an instant impact, adding 57-run stands each with Wriddhiman Saha and skipper Kane Williamson for the first and second wicket respectively, to put his side on course.
His innings were ended by a fine catch from Sanju Samson, who dived to his left to grab a faint tickle down the leg-side of Chetan Sakariya’s bowling.
Enjoy the stupendous knock
— jennifer (@jennife74834570) September 27, 2021
What a breathe of fresh air!
Jason Roy best opener Hyderabad miss the quality opener in starting matches— Patel pratik jsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjsjjsjsjsjs (@Patelpratikjsj1) September 27, 2021
On his SRH debut!
What a knock from Jason roy— V. Teja Ravindra (@VtejaRavindra) September 27, 2021
Hats off to Jason Roy
Good Momentum from the Orange Army