Jason Roy to make his Test debut on Wednesday for England against Ireland

Along with Roy, Olly Stone will make his Test debut against Ireland as well. The duo will be eager to leave a mark and strengthen their case for selection in the Ashes squad
Jason Roy to make his Test debut on Wednesday for England against IrelandJason Roy to make his Test debut on Wednesday for England against Ireland
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Opening batsman Jason Roy will make his Test debut for England along with Olly Stone against Ireland on Wednesday at Lord's. Roy was on-fire in the World Cup 2019 as he notched up 443 runs to help his team lift the trophy. His aggressive batting and his temperament under pressure had earned him his maiden Test call-up for the one-off game against Ireland, and he will be eager to latch on to his chance and make a mark before the Ashes squad is announced. 

Roy is expected to open the batting with his childhood friend Rory Burns. 

“It’s a very, very new challenge and something I have been excited for and nervous for the last couple of years,” Roy told Sky Sports.

“I have been in a good place with my cricket and feel in the best place I can be to succeed. Whether that is the case, I don’t know, no one knows.

“The reason I have been so successful in the last couple of years and playing such good cricket at the top of the order is because my defence has been in really good order.”

Stone will also make his debut after James Anderson was ruled out of the game. The latter failed to recover from a calf injury that he had picked up when playing for Lancashire against Durham earlier this month. 

“He (Anderson) will continue to be assessed ahead of the first Ashes test at Edgbaston on August 1,” the ECB said in a statement on Tuesday.

England team v Ireland: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, Rory Burns, Sam Curran, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes

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