Jason Roy scored his maiden ODI fifty against Australia recently © Getty Images
Jason Roy scored his maiden ODI fifty against Australia recently © Getty Images

England batsman Jason Roy has signed a new three-year deal with Surrey, which will keep him at The Oval till 2018. The 25-year old has scored 1,400 runs in all competitions this year including a century each in the Championship and the one-Day Cup.  “This club is very much my home and this year has shown just what an incredible squad we have. Having guys like Alec Stewart and Graham Ford passing on their experience to us all is absolutely invaluable and I’ve got to thank them for everything they’ve done in developing my game.” READ: India tour of England 2014: Who is Jason Roy?

“I’m just now really looking forward to progressing over the next three years, both with Surrey and England, and hopefully I can achieve many more of my goals at both county and international cricket,” he added, according to bbc.com. Roy made his international debut in a T20 International (T20I) match against India in 2014, He made his One-Day International (ODI) against Ireland at Malahide recently and has made a further 10 more appearances. He also has a couple of fifties to his name with a highest score of 67.

The South African-born batsman made his debut in 2008, but it was in 2010 that he showed his true potential in T20 cricket. Batting at No 3 against Kent, he hit 101 not out off 63 balls five sixes and 11 fours. The next year, he hit 363 runs in the season with four fifties. Those performances took him to the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he featured in two seasons. Roy has also been a part of the England Lions setup and was on the selectors’ radar for the future. READ: England have finally woken up to modern cricket