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Cricket World Player of the Week - Jason Roy

Cricket World Player of the Week - Jason Roy
Jason Roy was also named the player of the series.
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For scoring the second highest individual score by an England player in One-Day Internationals, Jason Roy is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

Roy, scored a massive 162 in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka in Kennington Oval as he along with a fluent fifty from Joe Root helped England chase down 306 with six wickets in hand.

His century came off just 74 deliveries which is the fastest in ODIs at the Oval and his 149-run stand with Root is the highest for England in the 50-over format against Sri Lanka.

Earlier fifties from Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews propelled Sri Lanka past the 300-run mark.

In the fifth ODI between the two teams, it was Root once again, who provided the stability with a 106-ball 93 while James Vince started his 50-over career for England with a fine half-century. 

With the platform laid, Jos Buttler had the freedom to go for his shots and smashed a 45-ball 70 to take England to 324 in the 50 overs. His knock also fetched him the player of the match.

In response, Sri Lanka could manage only 202 runs, handing England 3-0 series victory. Courtesy David Willey's four-wicket haul and Liam Plunkett's three-wicket haul. 

There were some special performances in the Caribbean Premier League 2016 with Guyana Amazon Warriors topping the table, followed by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots. 

Dwayne Bravo has led from the front for the Trinbago Knight Riders as he picked five wickets from three games while contributing with a vital unbeaten 66 in the third game against the Barbados Tridents.

His younger half brother Darren Bravo too scored an unbeaten 63 in the opening game against St Lucia Zouks while Hashim Amla smashed 54-ball 81 in the third game for the Knight Riders.

In the fifth game, Colin Munro became the first foreign player to score a century in the history of CPL but his performance was overshadowed by a brisk 77 from Chris Lynn

Sohail Tanvir's four-wicket haul, Dwayne Smith's 62 and Evin Lewis' 73 were other impressive performances from the first week of the tournament. 

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