I can’t bowl 90mph Ashes spells all the time… it’s unrealistic : Jofra Archer
In the first test against Pakistan , England claimed a stunning comeback victory due to 139-run stand between Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes helped chase down 277. English paceman Jofra Archer took four wickets for 86 runs over the course of the match.The Paceman feels his performance in Manchester was all good although people are talking about his pace.
There are speculation about the selection of Pacers may make rethink the selectors in the second test and for the slow approach Archer may be given rest.
“Selection is up to the management, of course, but I truly feel any line-up of seamers we put out for the second Test against Pakistan in Southampton on Thursday are going to do the job.
“From my perspective, I know I can bowl one or two 90mph deliveries a spell even when not everything is clicking, but to do it every ball, everything has to be working perfectly in unison and you have to be in that perfect, competitive mind frame.Not everything comes together all the time. People look back at my debut performance in the Ashes Test at Lord’s last year and expect that kind of display everywhere, but it is unrealistic.” Archer said.
The West Indies born pacer feels that, his performance were satisfactory to him as he did his part and he feels four wickets are not a small amount as it’s always difficult to keep the continuity all the time.
“My performance in Manchester was all right. I went at two runs per over for large spells and took four wickets. If you were offered four wickets before every game, you would take it. Looking at the scorecard, four wickets was a decent return for a pacer.
“Of course, as an international cricketer your performances get analysed, although unfortunately the analysis doesn’t always account for what you have to go through as a fast bowler.
“Take Jimmy Anderson as an example. I reckon he bowled around 40 balls that could have taken wickets in the match. But they were missed by the batsmen, and that is just how cricket is”, Archer said .