Michael Vaughan says he will be naked if Jofra Archer isn’t selected in England’s World Cup squad
Archer and other England players will leave for England on April 26.
Updated - Apr 18, 2019 2:49 pm
There was only one name in discussions ahead of England’s squad announcement for World Cup. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had fast-tracked Jofra Archer’s eligibility to play for them and there was a lot of excitement around his selection. However, his name was missing out from the preliminary squad that was announced on Wednesday but Archer made it to the ODI side for Pakistan series.
The Caribbean-born cricketer is doing exceptionally well for his team Rajasthan Royals (RR) and has been given a chance to prove his mettle in England’s final international series before the World Cup commences. ECB has cleared that they will announce their final squad on May 19, one day after the conclusion Pakistan series. Meanwhile, the former cricketer Michael Vaughan is sure of Archer’s selection in the final team.
He took to Twitter to express his views on the same and shockingly claimed of going naked if Jofra Archer isn’t picked. “Jofra will play at the WC or I will be naked !!!!” Vaughan’s tweet read.
Here’s his tweet:
Jofra will play at the WC or I will be naked !!!! https://t.co/9mm1b8S5yS
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) April 18, 2019
Archer delighted with the call-up
Meanwhile, Jofra Archer expressed his elation after earning a maiden England call-up for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan. “It feels really overwhelming.I didn’t expect to ever be good enough to play for England until the last couple of years after I started doing well in T20 tournaments and it’s been a whirlwind period for me. It’s really good to be acknowledged for what I’m doing, but it’s hard to put the feeling into words.” he said according to Cricbuzz.
He will leave India on April 26 according to ECB’s latest direction and join the team ahead of the series. The ODI series between Pakistan and England will commence on May 8 before which the Brits are scheduled to play one-off ODI against Ireland and then a T20I against the Men in Green.