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Alastair Cook presents Test cap to debutant Jason Roy

ANI
Published Jul 24, 2019, 5:55 pm IST
Updated Jul 24, 2019, 5:55 pm IST
Roy was instrumental during England's first-ever 50-over World Cup victory.
England Cricket in a tweet conveyed congratulations to both Roy and Stone on becoming Test cricketers. (Photo: England Cricket/Twitter)
 England Cricket in a tweet conveyed congratulations to both Roy and Stone on becoming Test cricketers. (Photo: England Cricket/Twitter)

New Delhi: Former England cricketer Alastair Cook on Wednesday presented the Test cap to debutant Jason Roy for the one-off match against Ireland.

Roy was instrumental during England's first-ever 50-over World Cup victory. The team led by Eoin Morgan defeated New Zealand on the basis of boundary countback rule on July 14 as the 50-over match and the subsequent super-over could not separate the teams.

 

Ashley Giles, the former England cricketer, did the honours for uncapped Olly Stone. The right-arm fast bowler Stone will be wearing whites for England after recovering from a back injury that forced him to return home during England's tour of the Caribbean earlier this year.

England Cricket in a tweet conveyed congratulations to both Roy and Stone on becoming Test cricketers.

"A special moment for @JasonRoy20 and @OllyStone2! Congratulations on becoming England Test cricketers!" England Cricket tweeted.

England pacer Jimmy Anderson on Tuesday was ruled out of the one-off Test against Ireland after not being able to recover from a calf injury. The absence of Anderson benefitted Stone, who found a spot in the 11-man squad.

The one-off Test is underway at the Lord's Cricket Ground. England won the toss and elected to bat first. The hosts had a horror start and are currently at 55 for the loss of seven after 16 overs.

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