Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer ‘all for’ battle with Australia’s Steve SmithCat:未分類

We and our partners use technology, such as cookies, and collect data to personalise the content and advertisements shown for you and to give you the ideal online experience. Please let us know if you agree. England pace bowler Jofra Archer is”around for the conflict” with Australia’s Steve Smith but he is”not wanting to scare” the batsman. Smith missed the next Ashes Test at Headingley with concussion after he was hit on the neck with a 92mph delivery from Archer. However, Smith is set to return for its fourth Test at Old Trafford, with the series tied at 1-1. “He is a tough nut. I’m only here in order to get him outside,” Archer told BBC Sport. “I’m all for the struggle, but I am not likely to get caught up in it . There’s other players we need to get out too.” England claimed a dramatic triumph at Headingley to measure the show, but holders Australia will retain the Ashes when they win either of the two Tests. Smith has become the standout player in the show so far, scoring 378 runs in 3 innings, including two decades at the very first Test at Edgbaston. He was forced to retire hurt on 80 later he was hit by Archer in Lord’s and took a blow to the arm at a fighting innings. Concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne in the second innings returned to make 92 but replaced him as Australia lived to draw on the Test. Asked if he thought Smith feared himArcher said:”I don’t understand. He came back to bat, he’s a nut. “He is a world class batter – he’s number one in the positions. He is probably one of the wickets that are very important we will need to have, but not the sole wicket. “I’m not trying to scare him either, I am just trying to get him out.” Archer impressed with his pace and accuracy and left his Test debut in the game of this series at Lord’s. He’s taken 13 wickets in two Tests for England. As the hosts won the World Cup in 29, the 24-year-old capable to play in March, made his debut in May, bowled the super over and made his Test debut a month later. His speed has set him apart from the rest of the England attack, however, Archer added:”It is all right to bowl fast but occasionally no-one is scared of fast bowling. “We’ve noticed this show you have still have to get the guys out.” England XI for fourth Test: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (capt), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach. Was Ben Stokes’ Test at Headingley the most exciting England triumph of time? Analysis and view from the cricket correspondent of the BBC. Read more: nhl game odds

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