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Jason Roy



Jason Jonathan Roy (born 21 July 1990) is a South African-born English cricketer who plays for England in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket. In domestic cricket, he represents Surrey and has played in multiple Twenty20 leagues, including for Gujarat Lions, Delhi Daredevils, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Born in South Africa, Roy moved to England as a child. He made his England debut in the 2014 home T20I series against India, his ODI debut in the 2015 away match against Ireland, and his Test debut in the 2019 home match against Ireland. He was part of the England team that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Roy plays as a right-handed opening batsman. He holds the England record for highest ODI score 180 against Australia during England’s 2018 tour and, along with Alex Hales, holds the England record for highest ODI partnership: 256* against Sri Lanka during their 2016 tour of England. He was the first batsman to be given out for obstructing the field in T20I history.

Personal Information
Full name Jason Jonathan Roy
Born 21 July 1990 (age 31)
Durban, South Africa
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
International Information
National side England (2014–present)
Test debut (cap 691) 24 July 2019 v Ireland
Last Test 4 September 2019 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 238) 8 May 2015 v Ireland
Last ODI 4 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 70) 7 September 2014 v India
Last T20I 30 January 2022 v West Indies
Domestic Team Information
Years Team
2008–present Surrey
2012–2013 Chittagong Kings
2014/15 Sydney Thunder
2016/17–2017/18 Sydney Sixers
2017 Lahore Qalandars
2017 Gujarat Lions
2018; 2020; 2022 Quetta Gladiators
2018 Delhi Daredevils
2018–2019 Nelson Mandela Bay Giants
2019 Sylhet Sixers
2020/21 Perth Scorchers
2021 Sunrisers Hyderabad
2021 Oval Invincibles


Personal Life

Roy took A-level examinations in Sports Science and Business in 2008 and was offered a place at St. Mary’s University College, though he turned down the opportunity in order to concentrate on cricket. On 7 October 2017, Roy married Elle Moore. They had their first child in March 2019. The couple welcomed their second child on 5 January 2022. He is a cousin of Dutch-international cricketer Shane Snater.

Domestic Career

He made his debut for the Surrey first team in a Twenty20 Cup match against Middlesex on 27 June 2008 and made his List A debut in the Natwest Pro40 League fixture against Yorkshire on 20 July 2008, the day before his 18th birthday.

He was used as a substitute fielder for England’s Test team against South Africa in the final test of the 2008 series at The Oval.

Indian Premier League

He played three games for Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL. For the 2018 IPL, he played for Delhi Daredevils, for whom he scored a match-winning 91* in his first match. In the 2020 IPL auction, he was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League. On 27 August 2020, Roy opted out of the 2020 Indian Premier League due to personal reasons and as a result, he was replaced by Australian all-rounder Daniel Sams. He was released by Delhi Capitals before the 2021 auction. Ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League, he was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh.

International Career

Roy made his Twenty20 International debut against India in September 2014, in the only T20I of the series. He was dismissed for 8 in his first international innings. His first international runs were scored when he played a reverse-sweep shot off his second delivery, hitting Ravichandran Ashwin for four runs. He was dismissed by Mohammed Shami after popping a soft catch up to the fielder at cover.[3

International Records

  • Roy was part of an opening partnership of 256 with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka in 2016, which was the highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs. It is also the highest partnership for England for any wicket in ODIs.
  • Roy scored 180 (off 151 balls) and partnered with Joe Root for the highest ever third-wicket partnership for England (to date), with 221 runs off 220 balls in an ODI against Australia on 14 January 2018 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

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