Jofra Archer picked up four wickets in the first Test against Pakistan in Manchester. But his performance came under scrutiny due to his falling pace and standard he set in the Ashes last summer. England Test captain Joe Root has however called for patience and understanding as he believes the fast bowler will come back strongly.
Archer has been selected for the all the England Tests, right from the series against the West Indies. The team management has shown faith in him, even after he missed out on the second Test against the West Indies after breaching protocol for the bio-bubble environment.
Root said that everyone needs to understand that he is still very young and their will be mistakes that he will make. He will only learn from it. The top order batsman also said that as long as he is willing to learn from the mistakes and improve, he will continue to deliver for the team.
“We just need to be very understanding that he’s still very young in his Test career, and that there will be mistakes and lessons to be learnt,” said Root said in a mid-innings interview to Sky Sports. “But as long as he’s willing to learn from them and to keep looking to improve and get better, we will continue to see very special things from him.”
Archer, who played his eighth Test at Southampton, was picked up ahead of Stuart Broad in the Test match. The Barbadian has picked up 38 wickets with an average of 29.21 in the longest format of the game.