Jason Roy want to play some cricket even behind closed doors
England opener Jason Roy just want to play some cricket whether it is behind closed doors or in presence of cricket fans in stadium, he says that to be honest i just ant some cricket, Going out there and playing some cricket would be an incredible feeling. England was scheduled to play tests in Galle and Colombo in March before the coronavirus outbreak shut down to prevent the spread of the virus, now the Vitality T20 Blast postponed and The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed on Thursday (April 30) that the launch of The Hundred will now take place in summer 2021. The Hundred which is planned to start in July 2020 (Men’s and Women’s 100-ball competition) is postponed until 2021, ECB announces that the Hundred will take place in 2021, the Board concluded it was not possible for the competition to be staged this year due to coronavirus shutdown.
Jason Roy said:
There was no atmosphere, simple as that. It was very strange. As a batsman when the bowler’s running in you learn to block out the crowd, but as soon as the ball is done you can hear them going absolutely berserk. But there was just dead silence. You could hear your mate calling ones and twos, so you don’t just have to work off each other’s body language. It was hard to get up for it. But it was something we knew we had to deal with. I just want to play some cricket to be honest, I think for us to be able to go out there and play some cricket would be an incredible feeling. I feel like a kid again. I guess we’re governed by the government here, we don’t really know what is going on or what the safety measures are. There’s way bigger things out there. I’m more than happy to play behind closed doors, it would just be nice to get out there.
I’ll do what I’m told by the bosses, I won’t be going to my bosses and saying, Put me in the frontline, I’ll just get told what to do. I’m just a pawn in the sporting world. I’ve got a huge amount of trust in the ECB. I think they will look into every single avenue of all the positives, all the negatives. I guess I would trust in what they say, probably have a chat with Morgs and see where his head’s at and go with that. I don’t think I’ll have too many questions, especially when it got to the stage of ‘Right, we’re going to play’, because there will be a lot of people in those meetings discussing whether it’s the right thing to do or not.
I’ve got a bat and I’m just shadow-batting in the mirror. I’m looking pretty good. To be missing this amount of cricket is quite a daunting feeling because you don’t know how you are going to feel when you get back. You can watch videos to make yourself feel good and train well but until you’re facing that first ball in the middle, you don’t really know. You worry after three months out of the game: are you still going to be able to bat? But I try not to think about that too much. I think mentally over the last year or so has been the best place I’ve been in, barring the end of the summer.
The Ashes was a very tough time mentally. I think I’ve been in a fantastic place. All I’ve done is just forward on that. Trying to stay as positive as possible, keep a perspective and look at the bigger picture. Scoring the weight of runs in white-ball cricket and then not being able to do that in Test cricket was upsetting because I really felt I could. I still feel I can. Test cricket’s obviously the pinnacle. Everyone wants to be a Test cricketer, but it’s hard for me to sit back and be like ‘yep, I’m a Test cricketer because I haven’t quite succeeded at that. I’ve been selected but I want to succeed. I’ve got to fight for my spot again and who knows how long that’ll take. But, yeah, I definitely have the hunger to play.”