One of the greatest captains in cricket history, Australia’s Steve Waugh has named Jofra Archer as the trump card for England in the upcoming Ashes Series 2021-22. He heaped rich praise of the Barbados- born pacer who made his debut for England in 2019 and was part of England’s World Cup-winning team that year.
Archer had also troubled the Australian team in the Ashes in 2019 and became infamous for hitting Steve Smith on his head in Lord’s and his searing pace and bounce became the talk of the town in the short time he has been on the international scene.
The First Time I Saw Him [Archer] I Thought He Looked Very Similar To The First Time I Saw [West Indies Great] Curtly Ambrose: Steve Waugh
The tall right-handed pacer is set to return to First-Class cricket as he has been named in Sussex’s 13-man squad for the County Championship game against Kent. Archer had a long problem with his right elbow and had to miss out on a couple of Test matches on the India tour recently.
Jofra Archer had to undergo surgery for a fish tank related accident and had some glass shards removed from his right hand. Archer would be one of the key players in England’s arsenal in the upcoming Ashes series and Steve Waugh believes that the right-arm quick could be a game-changer in Australia.
Furthermore, Steve Waugh, who played 168 Tests making 10927 runs and 325 ODIS, making 7569 runs called, Jofra Archer England’s trump card in the Ashes series down under.
“The first time I saw him [Archer] I thought he looked very similar to the first time I saw [West Indies great] Curtly Ambrose, in that he has the ability to lift an extra gear and he can make things happen quickly. ‘So, for me, he really is a trump card for England’s chances in Australia. I think the key player is Jofra Archer. He’s something different and will enjoy the pace and bounce of the Australian wickets and is potentially a world-class bowler,” Steve Waugh spoke on Road To The Ashes podcast.
Jofra Archer has played 13 Tests picking 42 wickets, 17 ODIs picking 30 wickets, and 14 wickets in 12 T20Is.