Refused to open in the fourth Ash Test, Roy lowers the order
LONDON: Joe Denly will open the batting for England in the room deadly spoils Try those who fight Jason Roy To drop the order, the batter told the BBC on Monday.
England will expect Denly to add some solidity with Rory Burns when the fourth test starts at Old Trafford on Wednesday, as his teammate in Surrey, Roy, has accumulated only 62 runs in all three tests so far.
Roy, who has not adapted to the five-day format since the World Cup winning campaign at the beginning of the season, will be reduced to four.
Denly scored his first half century of the series in the miraculous persecution of England in the third test, inspired by Ben stokes , who leveled the five-game series at 1-1.
I received a call from (captain) Joe Root After a little free time, he said he would like me to head the order and try to get it started, Denly told BBC Radio.
Denly scored six and 17 as a starter in his West Indies Test debut in January before abandoning the order.
But he thinks his partnership with Rory Burns could enable Roy to attack the Australian bowling.
Obviously Jason is going to hit four and that's great for English cricket, said 33-year-old Denly.
With Jason Roy in the team we are a better team and with him coming in at four, hopefully with the new ball worn off and myself and Rory Burns doing our job at the top, it allows him to come in and play his way. He's a great player to have there.