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Jason Roy eager to score his maiden ODI hundred

Jason Roy eager to score his maiden ODI hundred
Jason Roy (right) along with Alex Hales (left) during nets.
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England batsman Jason Roy expressed his eagerness to score his maiden One-Day International hundred in the ongoing four-match series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Roy, who made his debut in May 2015, has so far featured in 13 ODIs for England and has three fifties to his name.

The 25-year-old’s opening partner, Alex Hales has recently brought up his maiden ODI hundred in the second game against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Admitting that it was the time for him to get a big knock under his belt, Roy is looking forward to convert his starts into a hundred.

"I've just got to kick on now.

“It's a mindset thing, starting again on 50 - getting there, and then saying 'Right, now I'm on nought'.
"I need to maintain the positive mindset, but then crack on."

Hales on the other hand, came into England’s Twenty20 International squad in 2011 and has been a consistent performer in the format.

The 26-year-old was named in the Test squad for the recently concluded series against Pakistan, but was not selected to play after England opted to open with Moeen Ali and Alastair Cook.

Roy feels that Hales has matured since his debut and is ready to board the flight to South Africa for the Test series.

"Alex is an outstanding player and has come a long way since starting in the Twenty20 format.
"He got his maiden hundred which was a key task for his trip he said.

"Now he's more than ready.

“It's just the confidence of knowing you're part of the squad and mentally get ready for what's ahead.”

England’s four-match Test series against South Africa will commence on 26th December after the completion of their ongoing tour of the UAE.

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