After bowling just 22 overs in the three ODIs, Barbados-born speedster Jofra Archer managed to convince the English selectors to pick him in the final 15-member squad for the 2019 World Cup. The fierce pace and execution is what was enough for them to give Archer the green signal. The whole lot of speculations were finally put to rest on Tuesday as England announced the final list for the upcoming 50-overs quadrennial event and picked Archer in place of David Wiley.
Archer is definitely overjoyed after getting the dream opportunity and now wants to live up to the expectations by doing well in the coming showpiece event. He has set his eyes on getting some great success and wants to dismiss Indian captain and the world’s best batsman, Virat Kohli, in the 2019 World Cup. The 24-year-old noted that he failed to get the better of Virat in the IPL, where he has bowled just two deliveries at the right-hander in which he has conceded a run and a leg-bye in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
“I’d quite like to get Virat Kohli out because I wasn’t able to do it in the IPL!” Jofra Archer said while speaking to Sky Sports after the World Cup call-up.
One of the better teams, I have been involved in
England are being considered to be the favourites to win their first 50-over World Cup ever this year and Jofra Archer feels lucky to be part of the set-up. Recalling the moment when he got a call from the selector Ed Smith who informed him about his selection, Archer said, “I was driving at the time and I felt the phone vibrate. I answered without looking and he introduced himself. It was really, really exciting to be part of a big summer for English cricket.
“Everyone has welcomed me with open arms since the day that I got in. It is a great team to be a part of, probably one of the better teams I have been involved in,” the pacer concluded.