Jofra Archer trolled for predicting James Anderson’s good show against Ireland

Jofra Archer trolled for predicting James Anderson’s good show against Ireland

Ireland's Tim Murtagh wreaked havoc as he had picked up five wickets in the first innings of their first Test against England.

Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer. (Photo Source: DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

England pace sensation Jofra Archer earned a reputation after making some eerie forecast about the recently held World Cup. The West Indian-born cricketer, who took 20 wickets in the tournament, bowled the super over in the final against New Zealand and prevented them from winning the match. However, 10 days since that thrilling finale, Archer was in the news again but this time he was not so fortunate to earn accolades.

The England and Wales Cricket Board issued a statement that veteran seamer James Anderson suffered a calf injury and would not take part in the one-off Test against Ireland at Lord’s starting Wednesday. Anderson was rested keeping in mind the upcoming Ashes. Archer perhaps didn’t know about it and he tweeted saying “Jimmy and (Stuart) Broad” would exploit the bowling conditions at the iconic venue.

The Twitterati didn’t feel to let go of this opportunity and mocked Archer bringing into relevance his predictions made a few years ago that came out to be true in this World Cup. They said this tweet was also for the future and not something to test now.

England battling it out against Ireland

Meanwhile, England had a poor first day in the Test as they were bowled out for a paltry 85 after captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat. Tim Murtagh, 37, took 5 for 13 to floor the home team for whom it was a hard return to the reality. Ireland took a lead of 122 runs with Broad, Olly Stone and Sam Curran taking three wickets each.

England, however, came out good on the second day to reach 209 for 5 at the time of writing this report. They have now a lead of 87 runs with half their innings left in the four-day game. It was a tad surprising to see England winning the toss and electing to bat first after Archer observed that the conditions were conducive for bowlers.

Here are some of the reactions that Archer faced over his tweet:

Archer is yet to play in a Test match for England and made his international debut in the one-off ODI against Ireland in Malahide in the early May.