SunRisers Hyderabad handed a debut match to South African born English cricketer Jason Roy in place of David Warner who has been struggling with his form lately. In the 1st leg of IPL, Warner stepped down as the captain of SRH and handed the responsibility to Kane Williamson.
Hyderabad’s chances of making it to the playoffs are over after accumulating 2 points from 10 matches. They have lost consecutively against Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings after the resumption of the tournament in UAE.
Jason Roy was handed an opportunity to show what he has in his arsenal in today’s game against the Royals. Roy made full use of the opportunity and smashed a fifty in his debut match for SRH. Roy scored 60 runs off 42 balls at a strike rate of 142. He was dismissed by Chetan Sakariya in the 12th over. After his dismissal, Kane Williamson scored an unbeaten 51 runs and guided his team to a comfortable victory.
Jason Roy’s old tweet is going viral on the net after his fifty in his debut match for SRH today against RR. Earlier in the month of February, Jason Roy expressed his grief for not being picked by any franchise in the auctions. Roy whose base price was Rs.2 crores went unsold in the auctions.
Jason tweeted and wrote, “It’s a shame that I will not be able to participate in IPL this year, but I want to congratulate all those who were bought during the IPL auction. Especially the ones that got the highest bids. Would be nice to see the tournament.
However, a month later Roy was taken included in SRH squad in place of Mitchell Marsh who opted out of IPL due to personal reasons.
Roy made his IPL debut in 2018 for Delhi Capitals. Skipper Shreyas Iyer included him in his team in 2019. However, he was ruled out of the tournament before it began owing to injury issues.