Jason Roy has been selected to play in the ODI series against Australia after losing his place in the T20 side and his central contract.
Why it matters
The return of Jason Roy to the England squad for the ODI series against Australia is significant as it marks his comeback after a period of poor form and loss of contract. It also highlights the importance of his role in the team's success in the 2019 50-over World Cup.
What the papers say
The Guardian says that Jason Roy will return to international cricket for the ODI series against Australia following his exclusion from the T20 side and loss of central contract. The Independent provides additional details on the squad selection, including the recalls of Sam Billings, James Vince, and Olly Stone. It also mentions the absence of several first-choice players, giving opportunities to fringe players. Both sources highlight the significance of Roy's return and his role in the team's success in the 2019 World Cup.
How we got here
Jason Roy's exclusion from the T20 side and loss of central contract came after a period of poor form for England and the Oval Invincibles in The Hundred last summer. The ODI series against Australia will take place after the T20 World Cup, with the squad largely composed of players already in Australia for the tournament.
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