According to the sources, Jason Ray feels that England needs to be changed into triple digit innings for the team to win.
Playing in the last year’s World T20 in India and also in the Big Bash League in Australia, he has learned to bat under pressure with the full-throated crowd supporting the opposition is one key element.
Roy said that “With regards to crowd and pressure situation in the sub-continent, with two spinners bowling in the middle overs and pressure seems to be getting on top, you need to calm yourselves down. Tournaments like the World T20 held here and the Big Bash (League in Australia) helps in that.”
Jason and opening partner Alex Hales put on 95 runs for the first wicket for the guests in yesterday which was first practice game against India A to set the foundation of the three-wicket win at the Brabourne Stadium which was crowded as it was India’s most successful skipper captain MS Dhoni’s last as captain.
The 26-years-old England cricketer said that “The atmosphere was outstanding, it got the boys going. I think the boys enjoyed, with the crowd like it was. Boys bowling to Dhoni gave us great practice. It was awesome.”
Jason, when asked whether the crowd support to Dhoni affected his team, he said “It’s an incredible position for him to be, as India’s most successful captain and a hero for India and the world. But we worried about ourselves and did not pay too much attention to what was going on around.”
While satisfied with the way he had started the tour with a half century, he feels that they need to be changed into triple digit innings for the team to win. “Happy with start (his own), but a lot of work still to be done. Sixties, 70s and 80s don’t win you game, but 100s do.”
“It’s good fun with him back. We enjoy batting together. We got on really well on and off the field. We know each other’s game well. We push each other; it’s a very good relationship.”
Jason said that he likely to be a part of the Indian Premier League, “IPL on the same wavelength of Big Bash and I would like to be part of it.”