Pace sensation Jofra Archer has rung a few eyeballs in his debut Test series against Australia. He has bowled quick and has looked deadly with both new and old ball. England Test vice-captain Ben Stokes feels Archer can help them regain the urn once again.
The Barbados-born fast bowler was out of the team for the first Ashes Test. But an untimely injury to James Anderson opened the doors for Jofra Archer and he grabbed it with both hands. He returned with 22 wickets from four matches as the series ended in a 2-2 draw.
Archer has bowled at a consistent pace – over 90mph and has troubled the batters. Besides, he looked like a classical fast bowler, who intimidated the batters throughout all the four Tests. Jofra Archer also found himself take a huge jump and occupy the 37th place in the latest ICC Rankings.
His teammate Ben Stokes’ has heaped praise on the young pacer calling him the best he has ever seen. The dashing all-rounder also sounded confident that Jofra Archer can help them regain Ashes when they tour Australia during 2021-22.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a more talented bowler in my time. It’s great to have him on your team. No doubt he is the sort of guy who can help get those Ashes back when we go down under [in 2021-22],” Stokes said.
Furthermore, Ben Stokes added that Jofra Archer has fair experiences of playing in the BBL so the conditions will be known to him. With his consistent pace, Archer will be successful anywhere across the world, feels Stokes. The dashing all-rounder also sounded confident that Archer will get better in the coming days and will be one of the hot favourites to occupy the top spot in the ICC Rankings.
“When you can bowl 90mph and with the control that he’s got, then he is going to be a huge threat anywhere in the world. There is plenty more to come from him because he is so skilful and picks things up so quickly,” Stokes concluded.