Batting strength has England in strong position for T20 World Cup – Jason Roy

Jason Roy says England are in a “great position” in terms of their batting options ahead of the first Twenty20 international against South Africa.

England face the Proteas in Cape Town on Friday in the opener of a three-match T20 series.

Regarding the number of potential openers, including himself, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, Roy said: “I don’t have a preference. It’s mad, the amount of batters is quite frightening (battling) for our top six or top seven. It’s a great position to be in.

“I’m not fussed who I open with, whether I open, what goes on, what dynamics they go with, but it’s a good position leading into a World Cup.”