England have been dealt with a huge blow ahead of their T20 World Cup 2021 semi-final clash as star opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to a calf injury.
Roy picked up the injury during England’s last Super 12 match against South Africa at Sharjah on Saturday (November 6).
James Vince has been named as Roy’s replacement for the rest of the competition.
“I’m gutted to be ruled out of the World Cup. It is a bitter pill to swallow,” Roy said in a media release issued by ECB.
“I will be staying on to support the boys, and hopefully, we can go all the way and lift that trophy. It has been an unbelievable journey so far, and we have to continue expressing ourselves and concentrating on us.
“The rehab has already started, and even though I’ve torn my calf, I’m going to give myself the best chance of being ready for the T20 tour of the Caribbean at the start of next year,” he added.
It is worth mentioning here that England won four out of their five games in the Super 12 phase and topped Group 1. They will take on New Zealand in the first semi-final at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday (November 10).