Jason Roy is currently one of the most exciting opening batsmen in the world. The hard-hitting batsman was an integral part of England’s world cup winning campaign in 2019. Roy has played with and against several prominent batsmen from the modern era. From Virat Kohli to Steve Smith and his teammate Joe Root who score heavily in all formats.
The three along with New Zealand captain Kane Williamson are part of the famous fab 4 in cricket today. Roy was recently asked to pick among them who according to him is the current best batsman in the world. Keeping all formats in mind he preferred to pick his good long time friend.
Jason Roy picks the best batsman
“I have to say one of my good pals Joe Root for sure, he’s an absolute gun”, Roy said in a recent interaction with Anis Sajan.
There’s no denying the quality Joe Root possess in all three formats. The 29-year-old has been the heart of England’s batting line up for a good 5-6 years now. Talking about his numbers, Root has 7599 runs at an average of 48.4 in his Test career so far.
As far as his white-ball numbers are concerned, they are even better. In ODIs, Joe Root has 5922 runs at a phenomenal average of 51 and it T20Is he has scored 893 runs in 32 matches.
The Test captain of England will return to cricket after skipping the first Test between England and West Indies for the birth of his child. Yesterday his side lost to West Indies by four wickets in a gripping encounter at Southampton.
England will be desperate to come back in the second Test to level terms in the series starting from July 16. It will also be detrimental for the home side keeping the ICC World Test Championship in perspective.