Former legendary West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has picked the pacer who has the best technique. Ian Bishop believes England’s rookie fast bowler Jofra Archer has the best technique when he is firing at all cylinders. Archer has had a dream start to his Test career and he is only going to get better with time. The gun paceman has scalped 24 wickets in the six Test matches he played at an average of 27.29.
Archer has scalped 23 wickets in the 14 One Day Internationals he has thus far played. However, Archer didn’t have a great tour of New Zealand as he could only manage two wickets in two Test matches.
Archer has had a great start to his career.
“There are so many. Jofra Archer. I almost feel when he’s on a song that it’s the perfect streamlined technique. Naseem Shah. Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Shami – oh god, I love Shami! That whole core group of what India brings, where I don’t want to pick anyone and say, ‘This one more than the other’.
On the other hand, Archer had a great Ashes series as he snared 22 wickets in the four-Test matches and also took two five-wicket hauls in the series. Meanwhile, Archer has a smooth action and he can crack up express speed. The lanky pacer is always at the batsman and he is relentless in his approach.
“If I had to pick the best technique right now, Jofra Archer when he’s firing. But, I am salivating about world cricket (because of fast bowling talent). That is exciting,” Bishop said in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.
Meanwhile, West Indies will play three T20Is and as many ODIs against India. There is no doubt that India will begin the series as favorites and Ian Bishop added that he will want the Windies to put up a good fight.
“Well, you always have a chance of winning. (But) How many people come to India and beat India? It’s a cauldron. My expectation and hope is for them (West Indies) to win – but if they don’t, I’m not going to be put off.
“This is what I want people in the Caribbean particularly to understand: India are a dominant force in the world game. West Indies can’t go from winning one World Cup game to beating a team that got to the semi-finals of that World Cup with assurance.
India will take on West Indies in the first T20I at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on 6th December.