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England offer Jason Roy chance to blast away doubts at Champions Trophy

• Opener set to retain place against Bangladesh despite Jonny Bairstow’s form
• Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes all likely to be fit after injury niggles

Jason Roy will be told to clear his mind and back his naturally aggressive approach to opening when England’s Champions Trophy campaign gets under way at his home ground of The Oval on Thursday.

With the management optimistic that Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes will all be fit to face Bangladesh in their group opener after recent injury niggles, Roy’s run of four single-figure scores in his past five international innings represents their main headache leading into the tournament curtain-raiser.

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