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Archer becomes highest wicket-taker for England in a single World Cup


England’s right arm fast bowler Jofra Archer becomes England’s highest wicket-taker in a single World Cup tournament.

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At the start of the tournament, England were highly regarded as one of the favorites to win the trophy. Even though they had some slips in the middle, they were able to make a good come back in the game against India with a huge win and did so against New Zealand too.

England’s right-arm fast bowler Jofra Archer has registered his name in the history books of England as he became the highest wicket-taker for England in a single edition of a World Cup tournament.

After taking the wicket of New Zealand’s opener Martin Guptill, Archer completed 17 wickets in the ongoing edition of the World Cup. Hence, Barbados born gun fast bowler leapfrogged the previous record held by Sir Ian Botham, Andrew Flintoff, Vic Marks and Eddie Hemmings.

The former all-rounder Sir Ian Botham had scalped 16 wickets in the 1992 World Cup in which England had reached the finals of the tournament. Meanwhile, Andrew Flintoff had snared 14 wickets in the 2007 World Cup edition.

In fact, Archer was not originally named in England’s provisional World Cup squad. However, after the series against Pakistan, Archer was included in the squad in place of David Willey.

 

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