Players like Jason Roy are match winners on their day and in a crunch game such as a final, you’d want to have them in your team. Unfortunately, it seems that Perth Scorchers won’t have the services of Jason Roy in the summit BBL clash against Sydney Sixers.
Jason Roy was withdrawn from the Challenger against Brisbane Heat after sustaining an ankle injury on the eve of the match. Cameron Bancroft was drafted into the playing XI in place of Roy and made a remarkable 58 off 42 deliveries, stitching a 114 run partnership with Liam Livingstone for the 1st wicket.
Scorchers captain Ashton Turner gave an update on Jason Roy and said that the dashing opener will have to go through a fitness test before the match to be available for selection. He further said that the chances of Roy making a cut into the playing XI are very slim.
“He hasn’t been put through many physical tasks. I think the call was made pretty early that he’d miss the last game. I know he’ll do a fitness test before the game tomorrow and I think he’s waiting as eagerly as I am to see how much he can move and what his restrictions are. On the back of not being able to really test it, I don’t think anyone has a great idea of the chances of him playing,” said Turner according to a report from Cricinfo
“It was pretty innocuous. I wish it was on film because he would have looked like a bit of a clown. He was changing direction with no balls around him, no other people around him and he just went over on his ankle. It was one of those, sort of, freak incidents. “At the time no one really knew what was happening. It’s unfortunate for him. He’s been such an important part of our team and like most superstars of international cricket they love playing in big games and they pride themselves on their performances in big games. I know he was shattered to not be able to take his place in the XI.”
Perth Scorchers will be eyeing their fourth Big Bash title when they take on Sydney Sixers in the final. Both teams met in the qualifier where Sixers thrashed the Scorchers by 9 wickets.