Sport Root returns to fitness for England's ODI opener against Australia

06:22  13 january  2018
06:22  13 january  2018 Source:   Press Association

Jason Roy breaks England ODI score record

  Jason Roy breaks England ODI score record Jason Roy has made the highest one-day international score by an England batsman, smashing 180 against Australia at the MCG. Roy scored his 180 off 150 balls, overtaking the 171 scored by Alex Hales against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in 2016.The 27-year-old hammered five sixes and 16 fours in his record knock, as he shared in a 221-run partnership with Joe Root for England's third wicket.Look how much this means to Jason Roy!He reaches 100 against Australia

SYDNEY: England Test captain Joe Root is expected to be fit for Sunday’ s one-day series opener against Australia in Melbourne as he continues to recover from the illness that saw him treated in hospital during the fifth Ashes Test. The 27-year-old returned to training on Wednesday after

Joe Root is expected to be fit for Sunday's one-day series opener against Australia in Melbourne as he continues to recover from the illness that saw him treated in hospital during the fifth Ashes test. Joe Root is expected to be fit for England ' s opening ODI clash with Australia on Sunday.

England and South Africa Nets Session - Day One - Trent Bridge © PA WIRE England and South Africa Nets Session - Day One - Trent Bridge

Joe Root is set to be fit for the first one-day international against Australia after recovering from a viral illness.

Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the Ashes in Sydney with a bad case of gastroenteritis and sat out Thursday's warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI.

But the Test captain has finally shaken the bug and looks certain to reclaim his place in the top order for Sunday's Gillette Series opener at the MCG.

Limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan said: "Joe is good and should be fit to play tomorrow.

"He's extremely important. He's been a fantastic leader within the group and, on top of that, there's the weight of runs he's scored and the manner that he's scored them.

"He's obviously a key part. He's a very versatile player and can score in any strike-rate that needs to be required, given the situation. He's very important."

Aussies 'could learn from England' in ODIs .
Australian skipper Steve Smith has praised England's attacking style after the visitors took a 1-0 lead in their ODI series,England have taken a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after Jason Roy's superb 180 propelled them to a five-wicket win at the MCG.

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