Ashes 2019: Jason Roy says ‘not scared’ of facing Australian attack

England opener Jason Roy on Tuesday said that he is not scared of the Australian attack after Hazlewood had warned him of longer-format. Details inside
Ashes 2019: Jason Roy says ‘not scared’ of facing Australian attackAshes 2019: Jason Roy says ‘not scared’ of facing Australian attack
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England opener Jason Roy on Tuesday said that he is not scared of the Australian attack and rather Aussies will be under pressure as Ashes get underway from August 1.  Earlier, Australia’s pacer Josh Hazlewood had warned Roy of longer-format. However, the right-handed batsman said he is confident enough to make the most of this opportunity.

"He’s absolutely right. It is a different game and of course it’s going to be hard. He’s stating the obvious there isn’t he? But they’re going to be under more pressure than I am. Australia’s attack have played Test cricket. They should know how to bowl and they’re under pressure to get me out," Roy told Daily Mail.

"I’m going in with open eyes and I’m expecting a lot of verbals. If it’s already started then great. That just gets you going. It’s going to be hard, it’s going to be challenging, it’s a new prospect for me. But it will be fun."

Jason, having played brilliantly in the World Cup recently, agreed that red-ball cricket is absolutely different from that of white-ball. Though he made it clear that this won’t fade his touch,

"It’s a different colour ball now and different skill-sets are needed but cricket’s cricket. The ball comes down and you’ve got to score runs while they’ve got to get you out. The same principle applies to any form of the game.

"It’s nice to keep it simple. Whereas in one-day and T20 cricket you’re looking to attack, here I can relax and bat all day. But they’re a high-class attack. They know I’ve played one Test so they will have the upper hand. But I’m not scared and I’m not doubting myself. I’m just excited to be going to work against one of the best attacks in the world, and at Edgbaston too.

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