England opener Roy was ruled out of remainder of the T20 World Cup, Vince was named a replacement

Jason Roy will miss the remainder of the T20 World Cup with a torn left calf as England's preparations for the semi-finals against New Zealand suffered a severe setback in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

ABU DHABI: England opener Jason Roy has been banned from the remainder of the Twenty20 World Cup due to a torn calf muscle, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Monday. James Vince, a traveling reserve, will replace Roy in the squad ahead of England's round of 16 against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Roy withdrew injured because of the problem during England's 10-run loss to South Africa in their last Super 12 game in Sharjah on Saturday, although Eoin Morgan's team had still qualified for the last four as Group I leaders .

James Vince was added to the roster after being one of two remaining traveling reserves. Roy joined the left fast Tymal Mills on the sidelines in front of England's most important T20 since the 2016 World Cup final.

“I am disappointed to be excluded from the World Cup. It's a bitter pill to swallow, ”said Roy. “I'll stay to support the boys and hopefully we can go all the way and get this trophy. “It's been an amazing journey so far and we need to keep expressing ourselves and focus on ourselves.

"The rehab has already started, and although I tore my calf, I am giving myself the best chance to be ready for the T20 tour of the Caribbean early next year." Roy has joined left fast bowler Tymal Mills on the injured list, another blow to England who lost to the West Indies in the 2016 tournament final. We will continue to play in the positive spirit that you embody. If someone can come back stronger, it's you. "

Roy had 123 runs with an average of 30.75 and a strike rate of 138.2 in five innings in a tournament where his inaugural partnership with Jos Buttler often provided England with an ideal starting pad. In addition to Buttler, there are a number of options for a replacement opening partner, including Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, and Moeen Ali.

England entered the Gulf without the injured Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran before Mills collapsed with a hamstring strain. Morgan's squad is bidding to become the first men's team to hold the two major global cricket limited-over titles at the same time.