England will be better team with Archer says Plunkett

England will be better team with Archer says Plunkett

first_imgLondon: Liam Plunkett said England would be a “better team” if Jofra Archer made it into their World Cup squad after his fellow fast bowler again impressed on international duty. Archer continued his late bid for a World Cup berth with a hostile opening spell against Pakistan at The Oval on Wednesday. He took one wicket and conceded just six runs in four overs before rain meant there was no result in the first one-day international of a five-match series. The Sussex fast bowler’s display was a rare highlight in a mere 19 overs’ cricket before a day/night fixture was finally called off at 7:11 pm (1811 GMT) local time amid concerns over player safety on a heavily wet outfield. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuPakistan were 80 for two, with Imam-ul-Haq 42 not out and Haris Sohail 14 not out. Barbados-born Archer was not included in England’s preliminary squad for the World Cup but could force his way into their final 15 via his displays in this five-match series. “He’s obviously a class act,” Plunkett, one of England’s established quicks, told reporters afterwards. “He showed today, he’s rocked up and bowled really nicely with pace and smashed the right good areas, picked up a wicket in the first few overs, beating the left-hander (Imam) on the outside edge.”last_img

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