Swashbuckling England opener Jason Roy on Thursday mentioned lacking the famous person duo of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer for the T20 World Cup is a “big shame” however insisted England has sufficient depth in its squad to go the space.
Talismanic all-rounder Stokes, who performed a key function in England’s maiden ODI World Cup triumph in 2019, is away on an indefinite depart for his psychological well-being and to recuperate from a finger harm.
Archer has dominated himself out after the recurrence of a stress fracture in his proper elbow.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a problem — it’s a shame. It’s definitely a shame, not having those two here but you know they’re on the same path of getting fit and healthy again,” Roy mentioned throughout a digital interplay.
England has one other harm setback in all-rounder Sam Curran who has been dominated out with a lower-back harm, sustained in the course of the IPL.
His brother Tom Curran has been drafted into the England squad as his substitute, whereas Reece Topley has additionally been added as a travelling reserve.
Roy, nevertheless, mentioned it’s not a fear because the workforce has sufficient in its bench power to go all the way in which.
“You look at our depth of the squad now, the players we have, and it’s still extremely impressive. The boys showed that they have done well in the warm up game, and they’ve been training extremely hard, so I don’t think it’s a worry at all.”