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Ashley Giles EXCLUSIVE: England pair Jofra Archer and Jason Roy have ‘made a great case’ for Ashes places

Jofra Archer and Jason Roy have staked their claims on a place in the Ashes squad this summer, according to England’s director of cricket Ashely Giles.

Both have starred in this summer’s World Cup, helping England to the final of the competition where they will play New Zealand on Sunday.

Jason Roy has starred at the top of the order for England

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Jason Roy has starred at the top of the order for England

Roy has scored 426 runs in just seven games, after missing three with a hamstring injury, while Archer is the host country’s leading wicket taker with 19 scalps.

The Ashes start next month and despite no Test appearances between them, both are in the frame for selection, particularly for Roy opening the batting as England have struggled at the top of the order in recent years.

Jofra Archer has 19 wickets for England at the World Cup

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Jofra Archer has 19 wickets for England at the World Cup

Giles told talkSPORT: “I’m not a selector, but I think they (Archer and Roy) have made a great case.

“Jofra has been a revelation really to come in. Talk about horizontal, he has been just calm and relaxed but at the same time can bowl the best part of 100mph.

“He’s been a great addition to this team.


“And Jason Roy, talk about getting our mojo back when he came back into the team, he really gave us that ignition at the top of the order.

“He is a really accomplished and dangerous player but very mature now. I would have thought his hat is well and truly in the ring for the Ashes.”

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