Jofra Archer Fires Warning At Australia Ahead Of Test Debut
Jofra Archer looks primed to make his Test debut in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, starting on Wednesday (August 14). The Barbados-born pacer recently helped England win the World Cup and is being widely backed to break into the Test team too. England are also low on pace option and picking Archer is looking like the only sensible option at the moment.
Their pace spearhead James Anderson is out of the next two Tests while Mark Wood is also out with an injury. In such a scenario, Archer is the best option for England. The hosts have already included Archer in the 12-member team. Before his selection, Archer had already made a case for himself by picking up six wickets and scoring a quickfire hundred for Sussex’s second XI against Gloucestershire.
England will be desperate to bounce back after suffering a heavy defeat in the first Test at Edgbaston. Australia thrashed England by 251 runs to start the five-match series on a high. It was the first time in 14 years, England lost the opening Test of an Ashes series at home. Steve Smith once again turned to be England’s nemesis.
The former Australia skipper scored centuries in both the innings of the Test to put his side in the driver’s seat. England will be hoping that Archer does the trick for them. With his express pace, Archer could cause a few problem for Smith and England will be hoping that Archer does the work for them.
Only time will tell how Archer would perform on his Test debut. But ahead of his Test bow, the pacer has already sent out a warning to Australia. Archer took to Twitter to state that he has his eyes set on the honours board of Lord’s. The famous board commemorate players who score a century, take 5 wickets in a single innings, or take 10 wickets in a match in either a Test match or ODI.
“Would love to get on the honours board 👀,” wrote Jofra Archer.
Would love to get on the honours board 👀
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) August 12, 2019