England opener Jason Roy admits he has work to do to be ready for the World Cup after duck in...
This time last year Jason Roy was told that he would not be in England's T20 World Cup squad, that went on to win the tournament in Australia.
Roy was enduring a torrid summer with the bat and in a bid to find fluency at The Hundred, ended up scoring just 51 runs across six innings including three ducks before the dreaded call came.
For Roy, an ODI World Cup winner himself, to say that he was 'gutted' was an understatement.
A year on, Roy was informed during the Invincibles' winning Hundred campaign that he would be in England's ODI World Cup squad this winter.
'This time last year, it was the polar opposite feeling,' Roy tells Mail Sport. 'It was awful. It was incredibly tough to take but I feel like I've had a pretty good year since. I'm a person who now parks my past performances away because I've realised that's the game we play. Get a duck, park it. Get a ton, park it.
'We're constantly running away from performances because the next innings is all that's really important. Right now, my knock atCardiff (where England face New Zealand in the first of four Metro Bank ODIs on Friday) is all that matters,' adds the England opener.