England Drop Jason Roy For 5th Ashes Test
Zeeshan Mehtab 4 days ago Wed 11th September 2019 | 07:48 PM
England have dropped Jason Roy for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia that starts on Thursday, as they look to level the series at 2-2
England need a victory at the Oval to draw the series, although Australia have already retained the Ashes.
Captain Joe Root said Roy had missed out due to Stokes's injury, which meant the side needed re-balancing.
"It's always tough to leave guys out, but Stokesy obviously picked up a shoulder injury in the last game and won't be able to bowl the overs we normally expect him to," he said on Wednesday.
"With that we've had to change the balance of the side, and Jason's the unfortunate one to miss out.
"Jason's had an opportunity to come in and play Test cricket, get a feel for it and it's not quite gone how he would have liked.
"But I'm sure he'll go away and work extremely hard and come back again."England team for fifth Ashes Test at the Oval:Joe Root (capt), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes