Ashes 2019: Steven Smith Feels Jofra Archer Is A Very Special Talent

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Author 2019-09-16 15:32:26

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Jofra Archer made his international debut in May 2019. After showcasing his capacity in very early career, Archer entered the 15-member World Cup squad for England in the . His dominating bowling hugely helped England to win the CWC 2019, their first-ever Cricket World Cup trophy.

Archer bagged 20 wickets in 11 matches during the CWC 2019, joint third-most wicket-taker in that tournament. However, it was the most wickets for an English bowler in a CWC edition.

Then, the 24-year-old Jofra Archer made his Test debut in the second game of . The right-arm pacer once again dominated in that series. Archer managed 22 wickets in four matches and finished this series as the third most wicket-taker. He scared many Aussie batsmen during the Ashes 2019.

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Archer also injured the Australian cricketer Steven Smith. However, unbeatable Smith was in no mood to lose against Archer. Smith finished this series as the leading run-scorer as he scored 774 runs in seven innings with an average of 110.57. Apart from the last innings, where he scored 23 runs, Smith managed 50+ scores in every innings of Ashes 2019. His other scores in this series were – 144, 142, 92, 211, 82 and 80 runs respectively.

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Jofra Archer has got a very bright future – Steven Smith

Smith and Archer are the teammates in the as they have played for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in .

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After the Ashes 2019, the 30-year-old Smith praised Archer. The former Aussie captain has claimed that Archer is a very special talent which he realized since their IPL meeting. Smith has further added that Archer has a very bright future.

Smith said, “I saw Jofra last year at the IPL and realized he is a very special talent. He has got a very bright future.”

Jofra Archer is playing the IPL since 2018. He took 15 wickets in and 11 wickets in IPL 2019.

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