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Jofra Archer is the best young pacer in world cricket: Ashish Nehra

February 23, 2021

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra praised Jofra Archer and named him the best young pacer in the world currently. Jofra Archer made his international debut in 2019 before the One Day World Cup in England. Eoin Morgan and the team were keen to have his services ahead of the mega event to launch him fresh against the oppositions. It did work out as the 25-year-old defended the runs in the second Super Over in the final. Since then, the Barbadian fast bowler is a part of the national side across all the formats.

Jofra Archer has played 12 Tests, 17 ODIs and 7 T20Is for England. The young player has bloomed in Test and ODI cricket. He claimed three five-wicket hauls in Test cricket. Talking about the purest format of the game, Archer made his debut during the Ashes 2019. He has picked up 41 wickets at an economy of 2.97. In the on-going India vs England series, Archer managed to claim three crucial scalps in the series opener. However, he had to miss the second Test due to an injury. England also rested James Anderson with Stuart Broad spearheading the pace department. Jofra Archer is now gearing up for the third Test at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. 

Joe Root anticipated to line up all three pacers in the third Test

For the third encounter in Ahmedabad, Joe Root is anticipated to line up all three pacers in his attacking unit. England’s bowling unit has caused troubles in the past, and the trio of Archer, Broad and Anderson could do a lot of damage.

Nehra believes the visitors have a strong line-up, especially when this particular pace trio is included. India has only played two pink-ball day/night Tests so far. They won their first one against Bangladesh in 2019 in Eden Gardens. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma picked up five-wicket hauls, and Virat Kohli scored a century.

India will host England in the third Test, which will be a day-night Pink Ball encounter. Ishant Sharma will be featuring in his 100th Test match. He will join former India skipper Kapil Dev and become the second Indian pacer to feature in 100 Test matches. The third Test match will start February 24.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh