|Jason Roy Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||July 21, 1990|
Jason Roy is an English professional cricketer who has represented his country primarily in the limited-overs versions of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as an opening batsman. Between July and September 2019, he had also played 5 test matches for England. He was an integral member of the English squad that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, the first time that England had achieved the feat. In the English domestic circuit, he has played for Surrey County Cricket Club (2008–Present) across all 3 formats.
Jason Jonathan Roy
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
London, England, United Kingdom
Jason, after his family had moved to England from South Africa when he was 10 years old, had attended The Hawthorns School, in Bletchingley, Surrey. He had later studied at the Whitgift School in South Croydon, London.
He had taken A-level examinations in sports science and business in 2008 and was offered a seat at the St. Mary’s University College in Twickenham, London. He had, however, turned down the opportunity to focus on a cricket career.
- Father – Craig Roy
- Mother – Chonell Roy
- Siblings – Kristan Roy (Younger Sister)
- Others – Shane Snater (Cousin) (Professional Cricketer)
He is represented by Footprint Sports & Entertainment, Talent Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
- 20 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Surrey County Cricket Club (English Domestic Cricket), Gujarat Lions (IPL), Delhi Daredevils (IPL), Sylhet Sixers (BPL), Perth Scorchers (BBL)
- 10 – Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (MSL)
6 ft or 183 cm
76 kg or 167.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Jason has dated –
- Elle Moore (2017-Present) – Jason got married to Elle Moore aka Elle Winter in October 2017. They have a daughter together named Everly (b. March 2019).
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Affable Smile
- Short-cropped, side-parted hair
- Often sports a light stubble
He has been sponsored by the sports footwear and apparel brand New Balance UK.
Jason Roy Facts
- In June 2016, Jason and Alex Hales had put together an unbeaten partnership of 256 runs in an ODI against Sri Lanka. This was the then highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs.
- In June 2017, in a match against South Africa, he became the first player in T20I history to be given out for obstructing the field.
- As of March 2021, he had held the record for the highest individual ODI score by an English batsman. He had achieved the feat when he had scored 180 in a match against Australia on January 14, 2018.
- Among the most destructive opening batsmen in the modern era, in the limited-overs formats of the sport, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, turning out for Chittagong Kings (2012–2013) and Sylhet Sixers (2019) in the BPL (Bangladesh Premier League); Sydney Thunder (2014-15), Sydney Sixers (2016-17–2017-18), and Perth Scorchers (2020-21) in the BBL (Big Bash League); Lahore Qalandars (2017) and Quetta Gladiators (2018, 2020) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League); Gujarat Lions (2017) and Delhi Daredevils (2018) in the IPL (Indian Premier League); and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants (2018–2019) in the MSL (Mzansi Super League).
- In March 2023, during Pakistan Super League, Jason Roy scored an unbeaten 145 from 63 balls while playing for Quetta Gladiators against Peshawar Zalmi. It was the highest-ever individual score in PSL. The previous record was held by Colin Ingram who had scored 127* in 59 balls.
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