Jos Buttler, the captain of England, talked about how he felt responsible for telling their usual opener that he wasn’t on the team for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Jason Roy has done a lot of good work with the England team. He has scored 4271 runs, with an average final score of 40, and his hit rate is over 100. Even so, the bowler is not on the team that is going to India for the Cricket World Cup. Roy had two ODI hundreds in 2023, but he missed the four-game ODI series against New Zealand because he was having trouble with back spasms.
Jos Buttler on senior player’s Cricket World Cup exclusion
Even though there were still questions about the batter’s health, the 15-person list went ahead with Harry Brook on it. Before the World Cup, England and Ireland will play three games against each other. The first game starts on Wednesday. Before the global event, they will also play two warm-up games against India and Bangladesh. On the first day of the World Cup, on October 5, England will play New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
“Jason will be the top-order reserve, absolutely. Harry, we feel gives us versatility: he can cover Nos. 1 to 6 in the batting order, which is obviously something that’s advantageous in a squad.
“But good players miss out, it’s the very brutal nature of sport. There’s plenty of people outside the 15 who will have felt that they were in with a really good chance of a spot. It’s a bad headache to have but a good problem as a selection committee when you have a deep pool of players to choose from.”