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BBL 2020-21 – Jason Roy major doubt to play in the BBL final due to ankle injury


Opener will need to pass a fitness test on game day but appears unlikely to be fit

Perth Scorchers opener Jason Roy is in severe doubt to take his place in Saturday night’s BBL final against the Sydney Sixers with him needing to pass a final-minute fitness test prior to the toss.

Roy was withdrawn from the Challenger against Brisbane Heat on Thursday night after injuring his ankle at training during the week when he went over on it during a warm-up game at training in unusual circumstances.

Cameron Bancroft replaced him at the top of the order and made an unbeaten half-century in a rollicking 114-run opening stand with Liam Livingstone which set-up the Scorchers’ comfortable win.

Scorchers captain Ashton Turner said Roy has barely tested the ankle since the injury and would need to do so before being declared fit to play.

“He hasn’t been put through many physical tasks,” Turner said. “I think the call was made pretty early that he’d miss the last game. I know he’ll do a fitness test before the game tomorrow and I think he’s waiting as eagerly as I am to see how much he can move and what his restrictions are. On the back of not being able to really test it, I don’t think anyone has a great idea of the chances of him playing.

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