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Tom Kohler-Cadmore Drafted Into England Squad After Jason Roy Refuses to Play

image-lmt10w45Jason Roy (Source: X/ECB)

England's super striking opener Jason Roy, who was dropped from the World Cup squad twenty days before the mega event in favour of young prodigious Harry Brook, has now rejected an offer from the ECB (England & Wales Cricket Board). Roy was called to check his availability for the remaining two matches of the ongoing Ireland series but, to everyone's shock, has refused to play.

This vacancy opened up after Joe Root left the side to take adequate rest before the World Cup begins on 5th October in India, and in fact, he was in the squad for the first game only, which was washed out. Now, replacing him is Somerset's Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who has been called into the team for the remainder of the series.

To the unversed, Roy was left shell-shocked as after missing the New Zealand series due to back spasms, the opener was thrown out of the squad, with Dawid Malan retaining his place while Brook made a solid entry into the side that was provisionally announced before.

National selector Luke Wright has admitted that Roy was in their scheme of things for the World Cup as a reserve in case of an injury to anyone in the top order but has revealed that they are now wondering about the batter's mindset.

This is a solid indication that Roy could hang his boots from English cricket anytime, as he might not be able to see anything concrete for himself in the Three Lions jersey.

Previously, Jason had mentioned that English cricket might be looking at newer options after the World Cup, considering the age of the squad, and with this stance, the right-hander is already on the way to become a full-time T20 freelancer.

The second match of the series between England and Ireland will be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 23rd September.