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Rating the best openers in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup

rohit sankar
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Published 09 Oct 2016, 12:21 IST
09 Oct 2016, 12:21 IST

#5 Jason Roy

Jason Roy
Jason Roy in action against Bangladesh

England have made an unbelievable transformation since the 2015 World Cup, where their style of cricket was likened with the 1970s era. But a reformed administration with Andrew Strauss at the helm has seen England come out playing a different, aggressive brand of cricket. A new found likening for young, firebrands saw Jason Roy walk into the limited overs setup. 

Roy made an immediate impression, forming a formidable opening partnership with Alex Hales in the past one year. He has made 1,096 runs in 31 ODIs post the World Cup, scoring 3 hundreds at an average of 39.14.

The series against Lanka at home saw him at his very best as he played a mind blowing innings of 162 in 118 balls at The Oval to follow up another century he had made in the second match of the series. Roy is one opener who will be inviting a lot of attention in the forthcoming years.

Rating: 7.5/10

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