It was confirmed on Thursday that Roy would miss the upcoming T20 sequence towards Pakistan as a result of a facet pressure he sustained in observe this week.
Roy will stay with the England set-up whereas he recovers, and can bear rehabilitation forward of the Australia white-ball sequence, which begins on September four in Southampton.
Though he will probably be shorn of one among his massive hitters on the prime of the order, Morgan is assured Roy – who made solely 25 runs throughout three ODI innings within the current sequence towards Ireland – will return in time to face Australia.
“Unfortunately he tweaked his side two days ago, and will be ruled out for the three games in order to give him time to prepare for both series against Australia,” Morgan instructed a information convention.
“At the second we do not anticipate it being something severe however we need to give him each likelihood to be match for Australia, each sequence – T20s and 50 overs.
“So we’ll see how he progresses over the subsequent three or 4 days and have the ability to report again then.”
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Despite Roy’s damage, England haven’t but known as up an official substitute, with Morgan feeling there’s sufficient high quality cowl throughout the squad already.
“At the moment, given that we have a lot of flexibility, particularly with our allrounders in Joe Denly and Moeen Ali, and the reserve batters in the squad, at the moment we don’t feel a need to pull anybody in for tomorrow,” he added.
Liam Livingstone, Tom Banton and Dawid Malan seem like the seemingly candidates to battle it out to take Roy’s place.
“Dawid in particular has really put together an early establishment of a career that, every time he’s available, he’s put himself forward as the next man, simply by weight of runs and the rate at which he scores them,” Morgan mentioned.
“[Banton] naturally is a top-order batter, however at a time the place we have now top-order batters in abundance and truly lack middle-order gamers, it is generally tough to get him in within the place that’s his power.
“We know what he can obtain on the prime of the order, together with quite a lot of different guys who bat within the prime 5. And so hopefully if he will get an opportunity he can take it.”
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