Jason Roy - Bio, Net Worth, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Nationality
Jason Jonathan Roy, excellently known as Jason Roy is a South African-born English cricketer who plays for England in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket. He had a breakout season with Surrey in 2010 and has also played with teams like the Chittagong Kings and Sydney Thunder. He made his Twenty20 international debut for England in 2014 and his One Day International debut in 2015. He moved from South Africa to England with his family at age 10. He attended Whitgift School and began representing Surrey at the Under-11 level. In 2010, Jason made history by becoming the first Surrey batsman in Twenty20 cricket history to score an unbeaten century. He is also known for holding the England record for highest ODI score (180) against Australia during England's 2018 tour. Additionally, Roy was bought by the Gujarat Titans in the 2022 IPL Auction however, he later pulled out of the 2022 IPL before the tournament started.
- Being a South African-born English cricketer.
- For playing for England in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket.
What Nationality is Jason Roy?
Jason Roy opened his eyes for the very first time on 21st July 1990 in Durban, South Africa. He was born with the real name of Jason Jonathan Roy in a Christian religious family. He holds South African nationality and belongs to South African-white ethnicity. Jason's present age is 31 which he celebrated back in 2021 and as per his birthdate, his zodiac sign is Cancer. Thus, his race is white. He is the son of Craig Roy (father) and Chonell Roy (mother). He also has one sibling, a sister named Kristan Roy.
Regarding Jason's education, he moved to England along with his family from South Africa when he was 10 years old, he attended The Hawthorns School for a few years, then Whitgift School. He had taken A-level examinations in sports science and business in 2008 and was offered a seat at the St. Mary's University College in Twickenham, London. He had, however, turned down the opportunity to focus on a cricket career.
Jason Roy Career Timeline
- Jason Roy began his cricket career playing with fellow England opener Rory Burns who is the same age as him after which he took part in the Surrey Under-19 tour to South Africa in 2007, where he top-scored for Surrey with an innings of 51 in a one-day match against Western Province Under-19s.
- He was selected to represent the South at the Under-17 level in the ECB Regional Festival, held at Loughborough in July 2007 as he scored 88 from 89 balls against a Hampshire attack which included the South African Test match bowler Nantie Hayward in his debut in the Second XI Championship.
- He then made his debut for the Surrey first team in a Twenty20 Cup match against Middlesex on 27th June 2008 and made his List A debut in the Natwest Pro40 League fixture against Yorkshire on 20th July 2008.
- He was selected for the ECB Elite Player Development squad taking part in a triangular tournament against University Sport South Africa and Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Universities in September 2008.
- He batted at number four but was only able to score a single run in his first match, against University Sport South Africa and won the Easter Scholarship to spend 2008/2009 winter at the Darren Lehmann Academy in Adelaide in the following year.
- He played in a pre-season match for Surrey against Leeds/Bradford University Centre of Cricketing Excellence in April 2009 but, he was dismissed for a duck in Surrey's first innings.
- As Roy was selected for Surrey to play against Warwickshire in the Under-19s County Championship at Whitgift School on 6th July 2009, he scored 129 from 106 balls in a drawn match and his next appearance for Surrey Second XI was on 18th August against MCC Universities in the Second XI Championship. He top-scored in Surrey's innings with 55.
- He later started the 2010 season as a regular in the Surrey Second XI in both Championship (three-day) and Trophy (one-day) cricket.
- He was included in Surrey's senior team for the 2010 Friends Provident t20 tournament, making his first appearance against Hampshire on 22nd June, scoring 12 runs at a strike rate of 109.09.
- He made history by scoring an unbeaten century against Kent (101 from only 57 balls), the first century scored by a Surrey batsman in Twenty20 cricket, as Surrey won the game by 38 runs.
- On 24th August 2010, he made his first-class debut against Leicestershire at Grace Road, and was the last man out in Surrey's first innings, scoring 76 runs off 65 balls in Surrey's first innings total of 483.
- He was established as a first-team regular in all forms of cricket, and signed a two-year contract with Surrey, which he described as "a dream come true".
- Also, he was included in the first team for the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition and made an immediate impression, scoring 60 runs in his first match, against Scotland, and 76 against Hampshire in 2011.
- He made his first County Championship appearance of the season on 4th May 2011 against Leicestershire and was rested for the Championship match against Essex on 18th May.
- He scored his first 40 over the century, making 101 off 95 balls against Warwickshire at Edgbaston on 17th August and his .season ended in fine style, being part of the Surrey side who won the CB40 final at Lord's against Somerset.
- Roy was named by the ECB in the England Performance Programme Squad for 2011-2012 on 29th September 2011 as well as he participated in the 2018-19 Bangladesh Premier League for the Sylhet Sixers. He played four games, with his top score being 42.
- He joined the Sydney Sixers for the 2016-2017 season and scored 29 in a winning effort from the Sixers in the first match of the tournament against Sydney Thunder.
- He was bought by Lahore Qalandars for US$70,000 for the 2017 PSL where he played 5 matches scoring 176 runs before leaving early for national duties.
- He was picked by Quetta Gladiators in the supplementary round as he was partially available in the 2018 PSL draft and he was drafted by Quetta Gladiators as their Platinum Category picks during the 2020 PSL players draft in December 2019.
- In 2021, Jason was again picked by Quetta Gladiators for the 2022 PSL.
- He was named in Nelson Mandela Bay Giants' squad as their International Marquee player for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament in October 2018 as well as he was named in the squad for the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament in September 2019.
- He played three games for Gujarat Lions in the 2017 IPL. For the 2018 IPL, he played for Delhi Daredevils and was bought by the Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League in the 2020 IPL auction.
- He was released by Delhi Capitals before the 2021 auction whereas ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League, he was signed by the Sunrisers Hyderabad as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh.
- In the 2022 IPL Auction, Jason was bought by the Gujarat Titans however, he later pulled out of the 2022 IPL before the tournament started, citing the challenge of being in the tournament's bubble for a prolonged period of personal time.
- Jason made his Twenty20 International debut against India in September 2014 and was dismissed for 8 in his first international innings.
- His first international runs were scored when he played a reverse-sweep shot off his second delivery, hitting Ravichandran Ashwin for four runs.
- He made his One Day International debut for England in a one-off ODI against Ireland at Malahide on 8th May 2015 and was then selected again to represent England in the five-match series against New Zealand, in June 2015.
- In the T20 against Australia, he made 11 as England won by 5 runs however, he was dismissed for a duck in the first ODI against Pakistan, which England lost by six wickets.
- Roy was again selected for England's limited-overs tour of South Africa and chipped in with 14 in the next game, with England winning both matches to go 2-0 up in the series.
- was selected in England's T20 World Cup squad but struggled in the opening game defeat against the West Indies and kept his place in the ODI squad for the series against Sri Lanka.
- In the first ODI of the series against Pakistan, he scored 65 off 56 balls as England won by the DLS method and made scores of 0, 15, and 14 respectively as England built a 4-0 series lead. In the fifth ODI Roy made 87 in the next 3 ODIs.
- He made 41 in the first ODI against Bangladesh as England scored 309/8 to win by 21 runs and made 73 in the first ODI against India, as England made 350/7, although they lost the match by three wickets.
- He made 13 in the first ODI against the West Indies as England won by 45 runs and in the final game of the series he made 17 as England won by 186 runs.
- Subsequently, England first played two ODIs against Ireland as a warmup for the Champions Trophy with Jason out for a duck in the first ODI and making 20 in the second, helping England to a 2-0 series victory.
- He played in the only T20I game between England and the West Indies in 2017 and scored 180 which is the highest score by an English batsman in ODIs in the first ODI against Australia.
- He also represented England in the 2017-2018 Trans-Tasman Tri-Series against Australia and New Zealand and he was selected to play against Australia in the ODI and T20I series in England.
- England also played a five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka in October 2018, with Roy playing a part in all 5 ODIs.
- The five-match ODI series against the West Indies kicked off perfectly for Jason, as he scored 123 runs from 85 balls taking the man of the match award as England took a 1-0 series lead.
- Later he was named in England's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in April 2019 and in England's match against Pakistan, Roy scored his 3,000th run in ODI cricket on 3rd June 2019.
- He was included in the ICC's CWC2019 Team of the Tournament as one of the opening batsmen as well as he was named in England's Test squad, for their one-off match against Ireland at Lord's in July 2019.
- He also made his Test debut in the match, scoring 5 runs in the first innings and 72 off 78 in the second, and kept his place in the team for the first four Tests of the 2019 Ashes series.
- He was part of the England team for the home ODI series against Ireland and Australia but missed the T20I series against both Pakistan and Australia due to a side injury.
- Roy was named to England's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup in September 2021.
- Jason Roy was part of an opening partnership of 256 with Alex Hales against Sri Lanka in 2016, which was the highest successful run chase without losing a wicket in ODIs which is also the highest partnership for England for any wicket in ODIs.
- He scored 180 (off 151 balls) and partnered with Joe Root for the highest ever third-wicket partnership for England (to date), with 221 runs off 220 balls in an ODI against Australia on 14 January 2018 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
To whom Jason Roy is Married?
Jason Roy is a married man. He married Elle Moore on 7th October 2017. They had their first child in March 2019. The couple welcomed their second child on 5th January 2022. There's much love between the two. The couple is having a good time together, which signifies they do not have affairs with other people. Furthermore, talking about Jason's sexual orientation, he is straight.
How much is Jason Roy's Net Worth?
Jason Roy is a talented guy who has a net worth of $5 million as of 2022. He also earns a fine amount of salary which is around $130,000 per year. In his short professional time also, Roy has established himself an identity already. He's also superbly ambitious and continues to work even harder to reach his set objectives. He has been sponsored by the sports footwear and apparel brand New Balance UK. In addition, his major source of income is from his cricket career and he is sincere in his work.
What is the Height of Jason Roy?
Jason Roy has unarguably accomplished a decent height career-wise. He stands at a tall height of 6 ft or 183 cm with a balanced bodyweight of 76 kg or 167.5 lbs. His physique combined with his perfect height and masculine look takes him to the top of the desired list in the young gen women. Jason has light brown hair and eyes color. Additionally, his body build type is athletic.
Trivias About Jason Roy You Need To Know.
- He made his Twenty20 international debut for England in 2014 and his One Day International debut in 2015.
- He had a breakout season with Surrey in 2010 and has also played with teams like the Chittagong Kings and Sydney Thunder.
- He moved from South Africa to England with his family at age 10.
- He attended Whitgift School and began representing Surrey at the Under-11 level.
- In 2010, he made history by becoming the first Surrey batsman in Twenty20 cricket history to score an unbeaten century.