[caption id="attachment_768557" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jason-Roy.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-768557" alt="Jason Roy" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jason-Roy.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Jason Roy (Getty Images)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jason-roy/">Jason Roy</a> was all set to play in South Africa's inaugural T20 competition Mzansi Super League (MLS) when he was received a callup for England Lions. He was included in a squad for a tour of UAE where Lions faced Pakistan A in a four-day unofficial Test. <p></p> <p></p>Though Lions suffered a defeat in the contest, Roy scored 59 and 11 across the two innings while batting at the No. 3 spot. With the senior <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a> team struggling on that front, Roy is hoping his dream of playing Test cricket will soon turn into reality provided he keeps on piling the runs. <p></p> <p></p> Three is put on my radar and some of the other spots, Roy told <em>The National</em>. They [England] have a pretty solid setup at the moment and I have to push for my place and see how it ends up. Wherever I get a chance to represent for my country and to do that I need to transform my game from the shorter to the longer game. <p></p> <p></p>He knows scoring runs in red-ball cricket is the only way of staking a claim in an England squad that has clinched a Test series win in Sri Lanka recently. I need to score big runs and wait my turn. For that, I need to bat longer and just score big runs. It s the same sort of mantra, hitting the bad balls and blocking the good ones. It s very simple. The colour of the ball changes but the mantra is pretty similar. <p></p> <p></p>Roy is a batting mainstay in England's limited-overs squad having played 70 ODIs and 32 T20Is. He packs an experience of 81 first-class matches in which he averages 38.38 with nine centuries and 22 fifties. <p></p> <p></p>Talking about his performance against Pakistan A, the 28-year-old said, Got a decent knock batting first and got run out in the second after a bit of confusion between me and my mate. I would have liked to carry on and get some more runs but that s how cricket goes some times. So just have to crack on, knuckle down, big opportunity for me, but my two innings are done. <p></p> <p></p>Roy had no qualms in giving away the chance to play in MSL for England Lions if that will help him in putting forth a claim for a place in Test team. I was asked to come and play in this four-day game and obviously I was 100 per cent for that. I m going to take the opportunity of any chance to try and push my case to play Test cricket. Anyway I was going to play in the T10 [League] here [in Sharjah], so it works out well for me, he said.