Full name Jason Jonathan Roy
Born July 21, 1990, Durban, South Africa
Current age 25 years 10 days
Major teams England, Chittagong Kings, England Lions, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI
Batting style Right-hand bat
|ODI debut||Ireland v England at Dublin (Malahide), May 8, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 23, 2015 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Leicestershire v Surrey at Leicester, Aug 24-27, 2010 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Surrey v Kent at The Oval, Jul 13-16, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||Surrey v Yorkshire at Guildford, Jul 20, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||Surrey v Yorkshire at The Oval, Jul 29, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Surrey v Middlesex at The Oval, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Middlesex v Surrey at Lord's, Jul 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|15||Surrey||v Yorkshire||The Oval||29 Jul 2015||LA|
|108||Surrey||v Northants||The Oval||27 Jul 2015||LA|
|5||Surrey||v Middlesex||Lord's||23 Jul 2015||T20|
|122*||Surrey||v Somerset||The Oval||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|17, 4*||Surrey||v Kent||The Oval||13 Jul 2015||FC|
|9||Surrey||v Hampshire||Southampton||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|21||Surrey||v Middlesex||The Oval||3 Jul 2015||T20|
|33||Surrey||v Gloucs||The Oval||1 Jul 2015||T20|
|14||Surrey||v Gloucs||The Oval||27 Jun 2015||FC|
|61||Surrey||v Glamorgan||Cardiff||26 Jun 2015||T20|
In 2014, Jason Roy made the leap from a prodigiously talented but erratic young cricketer to a consistent match-winner. The transformation was particularly evident in the T20 Blast, where he struck 677 runs at 48.35 apiece - the highest tally in the competition. His uncomplicated clean-striking became as much a feature of Friday nights at The Oval as the beer-snakes and streakers. With his swagger, breathtaking power down the ground and penchant for switch-hitting - not to mention the fact he was born in South Africa - he was frequently compared to Kevin Pietersen, not least by Pietersen himself. By the summer's end, he was rewarded with a T20 international debut against India.
Born in South Africa, Roy came to the UK aged 10 and soon started to move through the system. He was a hugely successful schoolboy cricketer for Whitgift, which has produced many Surrey players in recent years, and made his Surrey debut as a 17-year-old in 2008 during the Twenty20 Cup and his fielding talents were noticed by England, who used him as a sub later that summer against South Africa. Despite consistent performances in the Surrey 2nd XI it wasn't until 2010 that he broke into the first team again. He promptly thumped 101 off 57 balls against Kent at Beckenham, Surrey's first T20 hundred, to give notice of his latent talent. Later in the summer he made his Championship debut and he proceeded to score an unbeaten 76 from 65 balls against Leicestershire. His success was enough to alert England's selectors who gave him a place on the Performance Programme tour to India before the England Lions tour to Sri Lanka in early 2012.
Roy's obvious ability in the shorter formats led to him twice winning T20 contracts in the Bangladesh Premier League but he struggled to build on a quietly impressive role in Surrey's 2011 promotion campaign, when he made his sole first-class hundred. In 2013, he made two YB40 centuries - doubling his List A tally - but struggled badly in Championship cricket, scoring just 49 runs in seven innings. But after working hard on pacing his innings in four-day cricket, Roy averaged over 50 in first-class cricket in 2014, hitting 1078 runs - the highest at the club, without reigning in his destructiveness: his strike rate was still 84.
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