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Jason Roy’s net quite fit to return, says Eoin Morgan

Back in the swing: Roy

JASON ROY returned to the nets yesterday for the first time since tearing his hamstring but is not yet ready for action.

England could do with the explosive opener as they look to get their semi-final hopes back on track after defeat to Sri Lanka on Friday but Eoin Morgan has faith in back-up James Vince,

The batsman has scored 26 and 16 in his two tournament knocks so far, and skipper Morgan said: ‘It’s Jason Roy, of course he’s a big loss. He’s an outstanding performer for us.

‘But I’m confident we have the batting covered, James is an extremely talented player. You can see that just watching him.

‘We’ve every faith in him to go on and get a score at some stage.’

He refused to set a date for Roy’s return, adding: ‘We’ll monitor his progress in the week. Let’s see how it goes.’

England probably need two wins from their last three group games to be sure of making the last four, and Australia skipper Aaron Finch is anticipating a reaction to the Sri Lanka loss.

‘They tend to bounce back and go ultra-aggressive,’ said Finch. ‘We’re expecting them to come out and go ultra-hard.’