Jason Roy (Jason Jonathan Roy) is a right handed top order batsman in England team. In domestic level, he plays with Surrey. Born in July 1990, Joy debuted T20 International against India in September 2014. His ODI debut was next year in May 2015 against Ireland. He scored the maiden century in the format before World Cup 2015, but his best came up in 2016, against Sri Lanka. In the series, he scored two centuries including the career best 162. This was the second highest score by any England batsman at the Oval.
Earlier, Roy started playing cricket as a 10 years old for his school team. In 17, he debuted Surrey in a 2008 T20 Cup Tournament. He scored the first T20 hundred for his home team, a 101 off 57 against Kent. On his Championship debut, Roy scored an unbeaten 76 against Leicestershire. The player’s maiden first-class ton came up in 2011. In 2013, he scored two centuries. 2014 was a breakthrough year for Roy. In NatWest T20 Blast he aggregated 677 runs at an average of 48.35. It was the top runs in the competition. In 2014 Championship Cricket, Roy accumulated 1078 runs at an average of more than 50 runs. His strike rate was 84. In 2015 season, he averaged 47.65.
In 2016 T20 World Cup cricket, he played strong innings. But his duck in the final fixture was a bummer from the team. Roy has the record of highest successful partnership with Alex Hales in a chase. He and Hales aggregated 256 runs against Sri Lanka without losing any wickets. It was the highest ODI partnership for England. Roy has three international centuries onto his name so far, one against Pakistan and two against Sri Lanka. He also received Player of the match awards in the same fixtures.