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Batsman Joe Denly states England are a”better team” with Jason Roy in their side once he affirmed he will swap places with the opener to the fourth Ashes Test against Australia.
Roy has fought in the show so far, scoring 57 runs in six innings.
He’ll drop for the Old Trafford Test, which begins on Wednesday to number four, with Denly taking his place.
Denly stated it’s”good for England cricket” that Roy will keep his location.
“I’ve got a call from Joe Root after a bit of time off and he said he’d like for me to really go at the peak of the order and try and get us off to a great beginning,” Denly told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“Obviously Jason’s likely to bat .”
The batting opened in his England debut against West Indies this year but scored only six and 17 before moving to number three and later number four.
He just averages 24.33 from his six Tests but made a significant half-century at England’s second innings of the third Test at Headingley, which the hosts won to level the series at 1-1 with two matches to playwith.
Roy was brought after starring as an opening batsman, but his greatest score from the Ashes series is only 28.
England have decided to move him down the batting order to face an chunk Instead of discard the Surrey batsman following four Tests.
“With Jason Roy from the group, I think we’re a much better team for certain,” Denly said.
“With him coming in at four with the ball worn , and hopefully myself and Rory [England opener Rory Burns] performing our jobs at the top, it empowers him to come in and play his manner.
“He’s a dangerous player he’s good to have .”
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