Tuesday, 17 September 2019 02:35 GMT

Ashes: England drop Roy for 5th Test

(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) England dropped batsman Jason Roy for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia on Wednesday.

Roy failed to impress in the first four matches of the series, which Australia lead 2-1 and will retain the urn.

The final Test starts Thursday at The Oval.

England seamer Craig Overton was also dropped. Sam Curran and Chris Woakes, who made way for Overton in the last match at Old Trafford, will take the places of Roy and Overton, respectively.

The England and Wales Cricket Board also said Ben Stokes will bat but not bowl in the match because of a shoulder injury.

England captain Joe Root said Roy had missed out because of Stokes' injury.

"(We) had to change the balance of the side, and Jason's the unfortunate one to miss out," Root said


Ashes: England drop Roy for 5th Test

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