'He won't always take wickets as regularly': Stuart Broad urges England fans to manage expectations of Jofra Archer after starring role this summer

Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Author 2019-09-17 20:58:00

Stuart Broad has urged England fans to manage their expectations of Jofra Archer after his starring role in a summer that brought World Cup success and a 2-2 draw with Australia.

Archer took 47 wickets in his first season of international cricket, including 22 at just 20 apiece in the Ashes, leaving his new-ball partner Broad to lavish praise on his 'incredible attributes'.

But Broad added: 'His next challenge is that it won't always be as easy as this. He won't always take wickets as regularly. 

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Stuart Broad urges England fans to manage expectations of Jofra Archer following his success

'He had one average day at Old Trafford and then all of a sudden he started getting some criticism, so it is important we don't expect him to be 10 out of 10 every day, because that is physically impossible as a fast bowler.'

Broad himself managed 23 wickets against Australia, including opener David Warner seven times – equalling the world record for one bowler against one batsman in a Test series.

'I've gone from being talked about as a diminishing cricketer being eased out, to a reinvented cricketer with more to offer,' he said. 'I never dreamt I would have the success against Warner that I've had.'

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Broad managed 23 wickets against Australia, including opener David Warner seven times


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