Roy, Jacks can provide 'fireworks' to The Hundred like McCullum did in IPL: Billings

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Jul 22, 12:59 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

The inaugural edition of ‘The Hundred’ has begun after Oval Invincibles women’s team played Manchester Originals women’s team on Wednesday. The men’s tournament is slated to begin on Thursday (July 22, 2021) where Oval will lock horns with Manchester in London. 

Invincibles captain Sam Billings has said that Jason Roy and Will Jacks can commence the tournament with some exciting hitting just the way Brydon McCullum did in the first match of the IPL where he scored 158* for KKR against RCB. 

"I would definitely like to be the guy but I think we've got quite a few guys in the dressing room who will want to be that main man," Billings said. "We've seen what Jason can obviously in the T20Is [against Pakistan]. He's done it for a long time and he does enjoy being the main guy. As an opening batter, like McCullum, he provides the fireworks.”

Talking about Jacks form, Billings said that he has been some good touch and ‘The Hundred’ can be the “launchpad” for him. 

"Will Jacks has been in the form of his life for Surrey. It could really be that launchpad for him: first men's game, showcased at The Oval. It'll be really exciting to see what he can do and catapult himself to another level,” he added. 

  • Sam Billings
  • Jason Roy
  • Will Jacks
  • Brendon McCullum
  • The Hundred 2021

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