JASON Roy will be aiming to put a chronic lack of one-day international runs behind him when he plays for Surrey in their Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final against Worcestershire at New Road tomorrow (11am).

England’s semi-final exit from the ICC Champions Trophy has given both Roy and Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali an unexpected chance to play for their counties in the showpiece fixture.

Roy, 26, has endured a torrid run of poor form since returning from the Indian Premier League in early May.

For England, Roy scored 20 and 0 in the two one-day internationals against Ireland which began the national side’s busy summer.

He then made just 13 runs in three innings against South Africa and 18 runs from another three innings in the Champions Trophy.

It was a bad trot which led to him being dropped for England’s semi-final against Pakistan.

For Surrey, Roy has played just two innings this season – both in the Royal London One-Day Cup group stage.

He made 44 against Kent on May 12, but 1 against Hampshire.

However, Roy scored 99 from 95 balls the last time Surrey played against Worcestershire in the 50-over competition in 2015.

He added 144 for the second wicket with Kumar Sangakkara – who made 76 – in an eventual 36-run Surrey win at the Kia Oval.

In the Royal London Cup, the 39-year-old Sangakkara has 442 runs at an average of 88.40.

In the Specsavers County Championship, Sangakkara has plundered 906 runs at 90.60, with five hundreds.

Sangakkara said: “I think the bowling unit has been an absolute key to winning games and to see them performing like that was outstanding. Everything was pretty spot on.

“We spoke about bowling smartly as a group and how we bowl in situations that challenge us. Everyone bowled outstandingly well and the fielders were amazing.”

Sangakkara had words of warning for his teammates as Surrey continue their bid to win 50-over silverware at the third time of asking in successive seasons.

He said: “We need to repeat that performance against Yorkshire. Doing it in one game is not good enough – you need to repeat it day in and day out.

"We have to understand that what we face at New Road is a completely different (Worcestershire) side who play a different brand of cricket.

"We have to execute our plans and trust and believe in each other.

"If we can do that, we have a great chance.”