Hales: Roy will bounce back

“He’s a very level-headed guy and he knows that a big score is just around the corner”

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England opener Alex Hales believes that it is only a matter of time before Jason Roy puts an end to his scoring slump.

Roy, who opens the batting with Hales, failed to impress in England’s Champions Trophy opener against Bangladesh on Thursday as he only mustered one run before being dismissed by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza.

Roy has now failed to reach double figures in five of his last six ODIs, which has led to questions being raised about whether he should be dropped.

However, Hales feels that “a big score is just around the corner” for the 26-year-old.

“It’s tough to see,” Hales said. “I’ve had the same thing as well a few times down the line when I’ve been struggling for form.

“He’s a very level-headed guy and he knows that a big score is just around the corner. All the guys have the faith and belief in him.”

England started their Champions Trophy campaign on a high as they thrashed Bangladesh by eight wickets. Their next match will be against New Zealand on June 6.

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