Jason Roy was playing his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season with the Gujarat Lions (GL) © BCCI
Jason Roy was playing his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season with the Gujarat Lions (GL) © BCCI

England opener Jason Roy on Tuesday announced that he is flying back to England. The reason for Roy to fly back to England is for preparing for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) series Ireland from May 5. Jason, who was playing his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) season with the Gujarat Lions (GL), thanked the franchise for having him. He also said that he loved playing cricket in India, while he also thanked each and everyone for their support. He will now shift his focus back to international cricket, as England play a two-match ODI series against England, followed by an ODI series against South Africa, before the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy 2017. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) vs Gujarat Lions (GL), IPL 2017, Match 39 at Pune

Jason Roy has been one of the reasons to turn around the fortunes for England – from their embarrassing defeat in the ICC World Cup 2015 to being one of the favourites in limited overs cricket. In the recent practice match against WICB President XI Roy powered to 43-ball 79. Roy who is ambitious to play Test cricket for England, wants to concentrate on limited-overs cricket at the moment with the Champions Trophy looming. Which means his next First-Class match could happen around June end. This match might take place under the lights. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs Ireland, 1st ODI at Bristol

Speaking telegraph.co.uk on Champions Trophy and him ambition to play Test cricket, Roy said, “It’s definitely difficult getting into different mind-sets. It’s not really a technical thing; it’s more a mind-set thing. Especially going from red ball to white ball. T20 and 50-over cricket can be quite similar. So just playing white-ball cricket would be beneficial coming into the Champions Trophy.”