England v India: Uncapped Jason Roy named in T20 squad

England v India: Uncapped Jason Roy is named in England's Twenty20 squad for Edgbaston on 7 September

By Sam Rogers

Surrey’s Jason Roy has been named in England’s squad for the Twenty20 international against India which takes place at Edgbaston on 7 September.

Roy has been in prolific form for his county this season, helping them reach T20 finals day where they were beaten by eventual winners Birmingham Bears in the semi-final.

He finished he tournament with 667 runs, averaging just under 49 and had an impressive strike rate of 157.07.

Eoin Morgan captains the side for the one-off match given the absence of regular T20 captain Stuart Broad as he recovers from surgery, whilst there are are recalls for Ravi Bopara, James Taylor and Tim Bresnan.

There are a few surprising omissions from the squad, including Ian Bell and Michael Carberry who were involved in England’s last T20 in May, as well as short-form specialist Luke Wright, who averaged over 50 for his 600 runs in the group stages of the Natwest T20 Blast, bagging two centuries in the process.

“This one-off NatWest International T20 provides us with an opportunity to look at players who have impressed recently in domestic cricket and gives them a chance to test themselves on the international stage against high-quality opposition,” national selector James Whitaker said.

“I would like to wish Eoin Morgan and his squad all the very best against a strong Indian side.”

England T20 squad

Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry

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