IPL 2019: Rashid, Bumrah, Myself Are Best T20 Bowlers - Jofra Archer

IPL 2019: Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah and Myself Are Best T20 Bowlers – Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer
Archer has bagged 7.20 crore in the IPL 11. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

The Jamaican born Jofra Archer considers himself, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah as the best T20 bowlers in the world. Archer who has impressed with his death bowling feels Jasprit Bumrah’s slower deliveries are difficult to pick as his hands go everywhere. In fact, Jofra Archer had caught everyone’s eye when he had impressed in the Big Bash League while playing for the Hobart Hurricanes.

Subsequently, Archer was accurate like an Olympian gold medalist Archer, as he scalped 15 wickets in the IPL 2018 while playing for the Rajasthan Royals. On the other hand, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah are the best in the business.

Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians, Indian Premier League 2019
Jasprit Bumrah (Credits – BCCI)

Archer has impressed with the ball.

Rashid Khan has taken giant strides in the shortest format of the game. Afghanistan leg-spinner is the number one bowler in the ICC T20I rankings. Furthermore, Jasprit Bumrah is considered as the best death bowler in the world, Bumrah’s yorkers are generally right on the money.

“I am going to say that I quite like Bumrah. I would include a spinner in the list and that is Rashid Khan. So it’s me, Bumrah and Rashid, who are three best bowlers in T20 cricket,” Archer, playing for Rajasthan Royals said.

Meanwhile, Jofra Archer was all praise for the Mumbai Indians pacer Jasprit Bumrah. Archer believes it is not easy to bowl accurately with an action like Bumrah.

“With the new ball, it can go either way, so for all the fast bowlers, it is essential that you have an extra edge at the death,” said Archer.

“Even with his action, he bowls yorkers really well. And the key to possessing a potent slower delivery in case of Bumrah is his action. His hands go on all directions and suddenly you will find it really hard to pick up the slower one,” explained Archer.

IPL 2019: Rashid Khan, Jasprit Bumrah and Myself Are Best T20 Bowlers - Jofra Archer 1
Rashid Khan. (Image Courtesy: BCCI)

Meanwhile, Archer believes it is difficult to execute a wide yorker. Moreover, there is also a risk of going for runs, thus he tries to avoid bowling it. In fact, Archer has deadly yorker in his armoury. He also has a sharp bouncer, which is another lethal weapon in his arsenal.

“Personally, I don’t even like it really because your margin for error could be a wide or a four or if you nail it then a single. Personally, for me I find it way too hard and try not using it,” he said.

Jofra Archer has impressed and he will get his chance to prove his mettle for the England side. If he will impress in the same, he would get his chance to represent England in the World Cup. Archer has thus far scalped 105 wickets in the 82 T20 matches.

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