About JJ RoyJJ Roy or Jason Jonathan Roy is 28 years old English right-handed batsman and right arm medium bowler. He currently plays for domestic club Surrey and has made his national debut in 2014 in Twenty20 International against India whereas ODI debut came against Ireland in May 2015.
Full Name: Jason Jonathan Roy
Born: 21 July 1990 (age 28)
Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
Height: 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Batting: Right handed
Bowling: Right arm medium
Early LifeJJ Roy was born on 21st July, 1990 in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa as Jason Jonathan Roy. He was raised in South Africa until age 10 when his family made a move to England where he completed his studies attending The Hawthorns School and Whitgift School. He also participated in A-level examinations in Sports Science and Business getting placed at St. Mary’s University College on scholarship in 2008 which he gradually turned down to go for cricket. It was during his school time he got involved in playing cricket for Surrey representing it in age group cricket. For Under-19 team he played against South African domestic club Western Province scoring 51 in one-day match in 2007.
CareerHe started his cricket career with Surrey in 2008 by playing for its second team in the Second XI Championship scoring 88 from 89 balls. His first class debut came against Middlesex in a Twenty20 Cup match in June 2008 followed by his List-A debut against Yorkshire in Natwest Pro40 league. His fielding talent was noted by England and they used him to play against South Africa but it wasn’t until 2010 that he made it back in to first team again. Soon he put up the score on board of 101 off 57 balls against Kent at Beckenham and for Championship debut struck the unbeaten 76 from 65 balls against Leicestershire. All this success offered him the place in Performance Programme tour to India before his England Lions tour to Sri Lanka in 2012. The year 2013 came up with two YB40 centuries thus doubling his List-A followed by his score of 677 runs at 48.35 in the NatWest T20 Blast showing highest tally in the competition.
In 2014 Championship cricket he wnet for 1078 runs, the highest at the club with an average of 50 plus made him the rising star in cricket. In 2015, he again played for Championship at an average of 47.65 with striking rate on the pace. He also went for hundred against Somerset and Kent in 2015. In 2014 he got T20 international debut against India thus becoming a fixture in England’s limited overs formats followed by a maiden ODI ton against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. He further surprised with astonishing performance in the Ashes of 2017-18 thus surpassing the Alex Hales’ record of one-day score of 171 with his 180 in Melbourne plus in the same match he gave the highest ever 3rd wicket partnership with Joe Root scoring 221 runs off 220 balls. Recently he got named in 2019 England’s Cricket World Cup squad.
Personal LifeHe is in marital relationship with Elle Moore since 2017 and both together have a child born in 2019.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $1.2 million.