England opener Jason Roy has pulled himself out of the IPL 2022. This is a great blow for the new franchise, Gujarat Titans. They had brought him for INR 2 crores (USD 266,000) in the IPL Mega Auction 2022. Jason stated that his unavailability is due to the extended bio-bubble stay. This would have kept him away from his family, which includes his newborn baby, for more than two months. Moreover, he has spent in PSL also away from his family.
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— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) March 1, 2022
This is not the first time Jason Roy pulled himself out of IPL.
In 2020, Delhi Capitals picked up Roy for his then base price of INR 1.5 crore, but he opted out for personal reasons. He made his debut in IPL in 2017 when Gujarat Lions brought him as an opener. Gujarat Titans would have been the fourth franchise for Jason Roy.
Earlier, he had played for Gujarat Lions (2017), Delhi Daredevils (2018), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (2021). However, He went unsold at the 2021 auction but was drafted in as a replacement for the Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh.
He has scored 329 runs in 13 IPL matches at an average of 29.90 and a strike rate of 129.01.
Fantastic Performance In PSL 2022
Jason Roy has played for Quetta Gladiators in PSL( Pakistan Super League) 2022. He scored a total of 303 runs in six innings at an average of 50.50 and a strike rate of 170.22. Roy scored a fabulous 57-ball 116 runs against Lahore Qalandars which helped Gladiators to chase down 204 with three balls to spare and won by seven wickets.
After the fabulous performance in PSL 2022, Gujarat Titans planned to pick him as an opener along with Shubman Gill. This would be the deadliest combination for the Titans. But due to Roy’s unavailability Titans have to find a replacement for him. The Titans still have some players who can open the innings for them such as Wriddhiman Saha and Mathew Wade.
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