Jason Roy joins NMB Giants

By on December 3, 2018

The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants are looking forward to the arrival of Jason Roy who joins the team for the latter half of the Mzansi Super League.

Roy is renowned for his blistering stroke play and exciting match-winning performances.  He is an English International and Surrey opener of dashing disposition. His maiden ODI ton came in 2016 against Pakistan and he followed that with two centuries in the home series against Sri Lanka in 2017.

He followed this with an innings of 180 against Australia at Melbourne in 2018 which is the highest by an England player in the ODI format.

In all, he has made 23 white-ball centuries with four of those having come in domestic T20 tournaments around the world.

Born in Durban, Roy moved to the UK when he was 10 and soon started to move through the system. He made his debut for Surrey at the tender age of 17. 

Roy’s obvious ability in the shorter formats led to him twice winning T20 contracts in the Bangladesh Premier League.  He struck 677 runs at 48.35 apiece – the highest tally in the competition. With his breathtaking power down the ground and penchant for switch-hitting, he will be sure to entertain the crowds in the Mzansi Super League. 

He has a strike rate just shy of 150 in all T20 cricket, both domestic and international.

Come and watch Roy, Ben Duckett and the rest of the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in their quest to secure a spot at the top of the log in their last home match on Saturday 8 December at St George’s Park at 7pm.

Come and support the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants – the Nelson Mandela Bay Way. 

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