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Jofra Archer can be England’s Test hero, predicts James Anderson

James Anderson bestows high confidence upon Jofra Archer, saying he has the potential to develop into a top test cricketer.



Jofra Archer can be England’s Test hero, predicts James Anderson
Archer was a key perfromer in England's world cup winning squad. Photo: Sky Sports

Ace English pacer James Anderson bestows high confidence upon young Jofra Archer, said England’s World Cup hero have potentials to develop himself into a top category Test cricketer.

The Barbados born fast bowler delivered in the thrilling ‘Super Over’ under intense pressure in CWC 2019 final against New Zealand and restricted the opposition to end into the score England put into the board.

Anderson who claimed a monumental 575 Test wickets for England praised Archer’s ability to work under pressure.

He said, “He hasn’t played much international cricket, but he’s played quite a lot of franchise cricket around the world, which has given him good experience and exposure to the best players in high-pressure situations.

“But still, to come into a World Cup final and deliver under that sort of pressure was amazing to see, especially for such a young guy. That for me just shows he’s got a great future ahead of him,” Anderson added.

24-year old Archer will not be available in this week’s one-off contest against Ireland due to side strain. He has so far played 28 first-class matches for Sussex between 2016 and 2018 in which he claimed 131 wickets at an average of 23.44 with a fifer and ten wicket haul as well.

Anderson further said, “If a young guy comes into the team you try and help them settle, allow them to be comfortable and play in the way they want to play.”

Following England’s maiden World Cup glory, the Ashes is going to be a intense twister for both the teams. Knowing the fact, Anderson reckons both sides are looking to exhibit an entertaining brand of cricket in the second part of the English summer.

“I just hope that it’s an entertaining series first and foremost for people watching,” he added. “We’ve got a lot to live up to after that World Cup.”

“That’s what both sides want to do – play entertaining, positive cricket. If you asked both sets of players, they will say the Ashes is the pinnacle for them in Test cricket,” Anderson said.

The Ashes begin on August 1.

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