Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer can ‘blow away’ teams in Test cricket, says Stuart Broad

first_imgAshes 2019: Jofra Archer can ‘blow away’ teams in Test cricket, says Stuart BroadEngland (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) Ashes 2019: “He’s already been a successful international cricketer, having been involved in the World Cup win, but he’s got some great attributes,” Stuart Broad said after the end of the day’s play.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 17, 2019UPDATED: August 17, 2019 12:22 IST England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS) Live Score, Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer in action (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJofra Archer has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formatsJofra bowled with great pace and lengths to Australia batsmen, kept them in check during 3rd day of 2nd Ashes TestJofra still learning his trade a little bit, although he’s doing it with great success, said England pacer Stuart BroadVeteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.The third day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s turned out to be yet another damp squib as no play was possible after the first session because of rain. However, there was plenty for England to cheer as they left Australia reeling at 80/4 when the day was called off. The visitors still trail by 178 runs.Archer was one of the wicket-takers as he trapped Cameron Bancroft in front of the wickets with a delivery that jagged back sharply. The 24-year-old bowled with great pace and lengths to other Australia batsmen also and kept them in check.”He’s already been a successful international cricketer, having been involved in the World Cup win, but he’s got some great attributes,” Broad said after the end of the day’s play while speaking at the press conference.”These conditions at Lord’s have been a bit favourable to the bowler on day one and day two, but that’s not taking away anything he brings. You feel even on day four and day five pitches, with his height and bounce, he’s going to bring the stumps into play.”I don’t think there are any doubts within the group or within the media that he has the attributes to be a Test cricketer. There’s going to be times when he’s going to blow teams away. What impressed me was his nagging line, the fact that he can bring all dismissals in. He’s aggressive with his bouncer,” he added.advertisementArcher grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First-Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.However, Broad doesn’t want the team to place too many expectations on Archer.”This is his first Test match. It’s a big learning experience. You sometimes forget he’s, what, 24?” Broad said.”In our minds, because he’s been involved in World Cups and been talked about so much in the last six months that we think he’s a really experienced, older, knows-it-all cricketer. He’s still learning his trade a little bit, although he’s doing it with great success,” he added.Also Read | The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3Also see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Ashes testFollow LordsFollow Eng vs AUSFollow Jofra Archerlast_img read more

Ministry of Foreign Affairs to host Heads of Missions Conference

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be hosting a Heads of Mission Conference (HOMC) from April 3-8, 2017 at the Pegasus Hotel, under the theme “Advancing Guyana’s Diplomacy in the 21st Century”.According to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency, President David Granger and Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Carl B. Greenidge will be addressing the Opening Session.The MOTP said, the Conference of Heads of Missions will provide Guyana’s diplomatic envoys abroad with the opportunity not only to consider a broad agenda of international affairs, but more particularly to familiarise themselves with the dynamics of the nation’s internal development which its diplomacy serves. The overarching goal of the Conference is to identify ways and means of enhancing efforts to effectively promote and protect Guyana’s interest abroad.Discussions will focus on a wide range of political and economic issues over a period of five days, including the challenges and opportunities presented by the current complex but evolving international situation; the preservation of the nation’s territorial integrity and sovereignty; economic diplomacy; the continuing role of the Diaspora in national development; the role of foreign investment in the nation’s development; topical and urgent questions relating to the consequences of climate change; the effect of technology on modern diplomacy; and the multipolar nature of modern international economic relations, among other questions.In addition, the Conference will accord Diplomatic Envoys and the leadership in the Ministry the opportunity to discuss operational matters to ensure that the affairs of Guyana’s Overseas Missions are effectively and efficiently conducted, the MOTP said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDiplomacy integral to safeguarding Guyana’s sovereignty, economic development- PresidentApril 4, 2017In “latest news”Guyana preparing to host first ever CRIC Conference in the CaribbeanFebruary 9, 2018In “latest news”Local Diplomats demoralized by media reports of corrupt Guyanese AmbassadorOctober 9, 2014In “Politics” read more