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'He'd cope with the stepping stone up': Surrey chief Alec Stewart backs Jason Roy to make successful transition from one-day to Test opener for England Jason Roy is in contention to be promoted to the top of England order for Ashes Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart is convinced he could make the step up He says Roy's 'method is a solid one' and he would be able to cope with pressure Surrey are the reigning champions of the County Championship Division One

By Duncan Bech, Press Association

Published: 13:47 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 13:47 BST, 1 April 2019

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Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart is convinced Jason Roy can make a successful transition from one-day to Test opener for England.

Roy is in contention to be promoted to the top of the order to partner county team-mate Rory Burns for this year's Ashes series against Australia with Keaton Jennings' place under threat.

The 28-year-old has been a star of England's one-day team and could make his Test debut against Ireland in July in an audition for the summer's main event.

Jason Roy is hoping to make the step up from England's one-day team to become Test opener

Jason Roy is hoping to make the step up from England's one-day team to become Test opener

Roy is in contention to partner county team-mate Rory Burns in the upcoming Ashes series

Roy is in contention to partner county team-mate Rory Burns in the upcoming Ashes series

'Jason is opening in one-day international cricket. Twenty20 and Test cricket are miles apart, but in the first 10 or 15 overs of 50-over cricket you still have to respect that new ball,' Stewart said.

'I don't see it as a big issue for him and he'd

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