‘You cannot get five wickets in every match’ -Stuart Broad advises Jofra Archer to lower down his expectations
England is currently playing 2nd Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Updated - Dec 1, 2019 2:58 pm
Jofra Archer, the young pacer from England is not having the best of his outing in New Zealand. He had a great summer in which he bowled brilliantly in ICC World Cup 2019 followed by the Ashes. The young lad was instrumental with the ball in 2019 urn in where he grabbed as many as 22 wickets in four games. But, currently, he is not going through a good form on the away soil. He has taken only two wickets in two Tests with one innings still to go. However, he has been backed by Stuart Broad with some good advice going into the future at international level.
Jofra Archer made his debut for England earlier this year and went onto become a vital part of the team across all the formats. In a short career of 5 Tests, 14 ODIs and 1 T20I, Archer has grabbed 48 wickets across all the formats.
Stuart Broad encourages Jofra Archer after his poor performances against Neww Zealand
Stuart Broad revealed that the young pacer is quite disappointed with his recent performances in New Zealand. But, he has asked him to be calm because sometimes things don’t happen in the way a player wants. Moreover, in the Kiwi country, the pitches are slow and bowling on them is a tough task for any bowler. The senior England pacer has advised Archer to lower down his expectation in every second game he cannot get a fifer.
“Jofra has been a bit disappointed because he’s used to making things happen in cricket. Sometimes, away from home, the game isn’t played at the speed we’re used to in England. The excitement’s not there, the pace isn’t there and the nip’s not there. You can’t expect to come and get five for 30 on pitches like this.” Broad said quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
He also recited that Archer rates himself on the count of his wickets in the game. It reflects his inexperience but after 50 games he will not do so because as he will gain experience with time. Broad feels that Kookaburra balls are not his best friends. Hence, he encouraged him to look forward to the upcoming important tour of South Africa which is a better place to bowl.
“He still judges himself on the wickets he takes but once he gets past 50 Tests he won’t do that, he’ll play on too many flat ones. His economy rate has been really good. His areas have been great. I don’t think the Kookaburra ball is his best friend at the minute. But it will be when he realises that not every away pitch is like this. I’m just encouraging him to look forward to South Africa. That’s a better place to bowl.” he added.