Full NameJason Jonathan Roy
BornJuly 21, 1990
Height6 ft (1.82 m)
NationalitySouth African / English / British
RoleBatsman / Right hand bat & Right arm medium
Relation(s)Craig Roy (Father), Chonell Roy (Mother)
Jason Roy is a professional English cricketer who plays for Surrey at the domestic level and the England cricket team.
He is a right-handed batsman who generally opens the innings in the shorter format of the game.
Born on 21 July 1990 in South Africa, Roy moved to England when he was 10.
He is a hard-hitting opening batsman who has represented teams like Chittagong Kings, Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers, Lahore Qalandars, Gujarat Lions and Quetta Gladiators.
Having moved to England alongside his family from South Africa when he was 10 years of age.
He represented Surrey in cricket from U-11 through to U-19 level, and Surrey Academy level.
In the 2008 season, Roy was promoted to feature in the Surrey second eleven.
He made his debut for the Surrey first XI in a Twenty20 Cup group match against Middlesex on 27 June 2008.
In 2008, Roy won the Easter Scholarship to spend the 2008/2009 winter at the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide.
Having good performances in domestic cricket, he made his T20I debut against India at Edgbaston on Sep 7, 2014 where he could not perform so well.
He made his ODI debut against Ireland on May 08, 2015. The match was called off due to rain.
He made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in the 2017 season.
Achievements and Records
Roy was a part of an opening partnership of 256 with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka in 2016, which was the highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs.
It is likewise the highest partnership for England for any wicket in ODIs.
Jason Roy scored 180 in an ODI against Australia on in 2018.
This was both the highest individual score for England in ODIs and the highest ODI score on the ground.
In the same match, Roy and Joe Root had the highest ever third wicket partnership for England, with 221 runs off 220 balls.