Author ∙ Aug 8 2022, 10:18 AM

Oval Invincibles skipper Sam Billings praises Will Jacks for match-winning knock in The Hundred 2022

Will Jacks captured eyeballs by striking a 45-ball 81 for the Oval Invincibles side in their 39-run win over Welsh Fire last evening at Cardiff in The Hundred competition.


Jacks is coming off an impressive domestic season, accumulating 648 runs in 11 County Championship games for Surrey. 

Invincibles skipper Sam Billings has praised the 23-year-old and expects him to become a future star in the 100-ball tournament.

“He put the game out of distance for them with a real class knock. He had the composure to sit in and sit in before going hard at the end. It was a coming-of-age knock for him in this format.

“We’ve seen him be so good this year with the red ball, and how destructive he can be, but today was a different type of knock" - Billings told reporters. 

Promising career ahead for Jacks

Jacks has played 41 First-Class, 22 List-A, and 95 T20 games. He has represented the Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL and Islamabad United in the PSL. 

Billings will once again captain Jacks, when the England Lions takes on South Africa in a 4-day tour game starting tomorrow (August 9).

Billings backs Roy to come good soon

Billings has also backed England opener Jason Roy to find his form. Roy has struggled with the bat in the recent series against India and South Africa, respectively.

“We’ve played so much together in different franchises around the world. We’ve both been able to chat to each other during difficult periods before and we’ve been here before. It is a matter of being there for him, being supportive and being a mate.” 

Placed second in the points table with a win and a loss, Invincibles clash against Northern Superchargers on August 11 at Oval.

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