Haven’t seen a more talented bowler like Archer: Stokes
England’s productive all-rounder Ben Stokes has heaped praise on Jofra Archer after England outsmarted Australia in the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval to level the series 2-2.
Despite the team’s convincing victory in the final Test, Australia have already retained the Ashes for the first time in England in 18 years.
However, throughout the series, Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers for the team. He made his debut in the second Test at Lord’s and quickly made an impact with sheer pace and bounce. The Barbados-born fast bowler picked up 22 wickets in Ashes 2019 at a terrific average of 20.27.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a more talented bowler in my time. It’s great to have him (Archer) on your team. No doubt he is the sort of guy who can help get those Ashes back when we go down under (in 2021-22),” Ben Stokes was quoted as saying by The Guardian after the fifth Test.
Ben Stokes went on to shower praises on his fellow teammate Archer for easily settling into his role at the top level.
“It is very rare for a 24-year-old to be able to come in, be exposed to this environment and then step up and improve game by game as quickly as Jof is doing it. There is plenty more to come from him because he is so skilful and picks things up so quickly,” Stokes added in a statement.
UK’s Jofra Archer was quite phenomenal in England’s World Cup-winning campaign in June-July. He was the pick of the bowlers where he ended up picking 20 wickets in 11 matches in the World Cup.
The 24-year-old bowler will be looking forward to giving absolutely everything in England’s hunt to reclaim the T20 World Cup next year in 2020.