Australian explosive opening batsman David Warner became the victim of Jofra Archer for the third time in the visitors’ ongoing tour of England. In the first of three ODIs between Australia and England in Manchester, Jofra Archer got David Warner with a corker of delivery for 6. Archer got the southpaw in the first two T20Is as well with Warner missing the last game.
After winning the toss, English skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first. The home side selected a full-strength squad after playing the fringe players in the ODI series against Ireland. Notably, the likes of Chris Woakes, Archer, Jos Buttler, and Joe Root, all of them found places in the eleven. It is also the first ODI between England and Australia since the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup in Edgbaston.
As for the visitors, former Australian captain Steve Smith had to miss out after copping a blow to his head in the practice session. Aaron Finch said during toss that it is a precautionary measure, announcing that all-rounder Marcus Stoinis will instead bat at number three. Barring that, Australia are fielding their strongest available playing eleven against the number one ODI team.
Here is how Jofra Archer dismissed David Warner:
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Meanwhile, Jofra Archer bowled a ripper to disturb David Warner’s stumps. The speed at which the 25-year old bowled was 90 mph, going through Warner’s defences and hitting the top of the off-stump. Warner stood perplexed as the dismissal occurred, walking back distraught for a single figure score in the fourth over. The New South Wales batsman began the tour with a fifty in the first T20I followed by a duck.