Jason Roy © Getty Images
Jason Roy © Getty Images

England are having a frustrating Australian summer. They lost the 2017-18 Ashes by 0-4, and now, the situation has worsened for the side ahead of the limited-overs series. Steven Finn had hurt his knee during the training session, Jake Ball had injured his ankle during the warm-up, Moeen Ali was downed by side strain before the Ashes tour began. Joe Root is also battling to recover from his illness: he was retired hurt twice on Sunday during the fifth Ashes Test; he even hospitalised for a brief time.

Joining the list of the injury-prone players is Jason Roy. The explosive batsman injured his hand during the only warm-up match against Cricket Australia (CA) XI. Four days ahead of the first ODI in Melbourne, Roy hurt his hand when he dropped a sharp catch at the gully off Jake Carder in the 15th over. He continued to stay on the field despite being hurt. Once the pain aggravated, Roy was taken off the field.

Roy played his last ODI at home against West Indies in September: he scored 70-ball 96. He had a decent run with the bat in 2017, scoring 533 runs from 16 ODIs at 33.31.