2019 World Cup: Jofra Archer Responds to Virat Kohli’s X-Factor Comment
England’s exciting allrounder Jofra Archer, who heaped praise in the past, has further responded to Team India skipper Virat Kohli, who recently called the Windies-born talented prospect as an X-factor for the Three Lions at the impending 2019 World Cup.
Meanwhile, the twelfth edition of the quadrennial event will begin on Thursday (May 30) when hosts England will face South Africa at Kennington Oval in London.
English recruit Archer, earlier revealed he is keen to pick the prized scalp of Kohli. However, during a captain’s meet when Kohli was asked regarding Archer that the latter has expressed a wish to get him out in the ODI showpiece.
In reply, the 30-year-old Kohli was in all praises for Archer. He added he would be an exciting prospect for England during the multi-nation tournament.
The 24-year-old professional Archer maintained he didn’t see it coming from such prominent batsman of the world cricket.
Archer has proved his mettle in English cricket:
Archer admitted the fact that he didn’t expect such massive comment from Kohli.
The promising cricketer reiterated Kohli is among such batsmen whom every bowler would want to dismiss. He added the bowler is focused on picking the wickets of oppositions.
“I didn’t really see it. Kohli is one of those people you’d just like to get out. You always want to get the best batsman in every team really,” Archer told The Cricketer.
Recently, as the duo featured in the Indian Premier League, both faced each other twice. Archer, who represented Rajasthan Royals (RR) further impressed the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), to book his spot in a 15-man World Cup squad
The Barbados-born Archer has also credited the domestic professional league in a bid to prepare for the World Cup.
Would Archer get Kohli’s wicket?
In March, he has also become the resident of the United Kingdom (UK). He also spoke of an advantage during the IPL which is want to work on during the one and a half month long tournament.
“I think I probably have a bigger advantage over some of the other guys in our team. We play (these guys) twice a (season) in the IPL, so you know their weaknesses, you know their strengths, you know if they can’t run between the wickets… it gets you an extra bit of inside information,” an inexperienced Archer revealed.
Meanwhile, it would be interesting to see who will win the battle on their day in the marquee event.
England will face the Men in Blue on June 30 at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
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