Jason Roy He was proud to shut up the noise about his place in it. England side while digging deep to help them secure ODI series of wins Bangladesh with an awesome face.
Roy finished a terrible form streak in both England and the country with a century in South Africa in January, but has since scored single digits in his three international hits.
Struggling for fluency in the rough conditions at Dhaka, he barely found the middle of the bat early on, but slowly found some rhythm on his way to compiling 132 of the 124 balls of 18 fours and one six.
His score formed the backbone of England’s 327 for the previous six. Sam Curran and Adil Rashid each took four goals to help the tourists reach a 132-lap victory after Bangladesh trailed 194 in 44.4.
“Each tone means absolute earth,” said Roy. “In the past you get to hundreds, maybe 40 and it feels really free flowing and then you hit 100.
“Every run, every border I hit was a piece of junk. I get to work and stay focused, keeping my head down and trying to ignore most of the smoke around my form.
“I’m my biggest critic, I understand I’m not in great shape but I play good cricket, I play well and I hit the ball well, so I felt that was important.” of your time
“South Africa was obviously a huge burden on my shoulders, but it was very gratifying to come here with a completely different skill set.”
Roy shared a 109-lap stand with Jos Buttler, who scored 76 points. Someone to play to guarantee their first ODI home series loss since 2016.
This was Roy’s 12th ODI hundred winner on the subcontinent, given the circumstances, timely hits could be similar to what England might face when they defend their World Cup crown in India this year.
“As far as your skills as a hitter are concerned, getting here on slow turns where it’s a bit inconsistent is as rewarding as can be, running in these kinds of conditions,” said Roy.
“I am very happy about it. Fortunately, this has kept me in my batting situation (for the World Cup) there or around.
“But I have played a lot of cricket and meanwhile, with the summer ahead of me, there is a lot of cricket that will dictate what they decide to do at the World Cup. But it was never really on the top of my head at any stage.
Roy, currently third on the list of British strikers with most ODI centuries alongside Marcus Trescothick, had some warm words for Rashid after a tough 24 hours for a leg spinner.
After Sam Curran took three rooks in five balls to cut Bangladesh three to nine, Rashid broke through the middle row to take four to 45, Shakib Al Hasan to 58, including the scalp.