Bangladesh Cricket: Jason Roy looking to maintain England momentum

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03:21 PM, October 03, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 03:29 PM, October 03, 2016

Bangladesh Cricket: Jason Roy looking to maintain England momentum

Jason Roy is striving for perfection as he looks to continue England's recent momentum in the one-day arena. England have undergone a stunning metamorphosis under captain Eoin Morgan following their humiliating early exit from the World Cup 18 months ago.

Roy has been central to England's resurgence in both shorter formats, typically setting an aggressive tone alongside Alex Hales at the top of the order. This bold approach will be heavily tested on the subcontinent this winter, starting in Bangladesh, where they play the first of three ODIs in Dhaka on Friday, reports cricket.co.uk

The bombastic Surrey batsman, who has scored three hundreds since coming into the team last year, is looking forward to the challenge.

He said: "It's been a crazy year and a half, close to two years. I've loved every minute of it. I've still got work to do of course, a lot more runs to be scored, a few more hundreds and stuff like that.”

"Of course I want to improve, I want to get more hundreds and win some more games for England, but I'm pretty happy with where I'm at mentally at the moment."

Roy will have a new partner at the top of the order in Tuesday's practice match against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI in Fatullah following Hales' refusal to commit to the tour due to security fears.

England will play two Tests and three ODIs in their Bangladesh tour.

The series will begin on October 7. The teams will play the first two ODIs in Dhaka and the final ODI in Chittagong. After which they will play one Test in Chittagong and return to Dhaka to play the final Test.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced five pacers in its team for the one-day practice match against England set to take place on October 4 at the Khan Saheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah.

The players have been asked to report to Shariful Islam Salim, the Deputy Manager of Cricket Operations at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on October 3 at 3pm.

BCB XI

Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarker, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Nasir Hossain, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Md. Al-Amin (Jr), Nurul Hassan Sohan, Sanjamul Islam, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Alauddin Babu, Al-Amin Hossain, Ebadat Hossain, Md Manik.

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