David warner or Rohit sharma? jason roy picks his opening partner from another country

Without a doubt, Rohit Sharma and David Warner are two of the best opening batsmen in the white-ball format in the current era. Both the cricketers are the backbone of their national side’s batting line-up and very well know how to make the most of their starts in the limited-overs format.

The opposition camp often dwells hard on how to get rid of Rohit or Warner, else the two batters can make any team pay very heavily during the latter part of the innings. While Rohit’s career continues to surge new heights ever since he became a reliable opener in 2013, Warner has been at his best in shorter formats and is known to be a player for the big occasions.

In 2019, both Rohit and Warner had a stellar run. While Warner struggled in the Ashes 2019, he made up for it with his run in the IPL 2019 edition and the ODI World Cup in England and Wales. On the other hand, Rohit led Mumbai Indians (MI) to their fourth IPL title, most by a franchise, and followed it with most runs (648) in the World Cup, along with his maiden Test double hundred.

Thus, it is difficult to choose one among the two when talks regarding the best modern-day opener come up. In a recent interaction with Anis Sajan, England’s limited-overs opener Jason Roy was told to choose his opening partner from another country. His options were Rohit or Warner. The England batsman, however, made his choice clear and mentioned Rohit’s name.

“Rohit Sharma”, was a prompt reply from the 29-year-old Jason Roy. Further, the right-hander also spoke in length on England’s 2017 Champions Trophy semi-final exit and their maiden ODI World Cup campaign at home last year.

Reflecting on the most epic ODI World Cup final, at Lord’s, Jason stated, “Everything that I imagined about the WC final in my childhood, the match transcended every bit of it. Listening to people cheering you was the most insane feeling. Once we went to the ground, it felt like another game. I didn’t watch that game until a month ago when it was replayed on TV.”

Roy was a pivotal part of England’s ODI World Cup victory. His century versus Bangladesh along with half-centuries versus India and Australia helped Eoin Morgan & Co. succeed in the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales.

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