Young right-arm paceman Jofra Archer was drafted into the England squad for the World Cup at the back of a handful of international games. Purely making his name on the basis of skillful performances across different T20 leagues around the globe, Archer’s selection for such an important tournament initially raised a few eyebrows.
However, the 24-year-old shut his critics in style as he has had a rampaging World Cup campaign with the ball in hand. A smooth easy on the eyes run-up, Archer is able to muster such intimidating pace that frequently rattles opposing batsmen.
He has put all the earlier reservations to rest with remarkable consistency all throughout the tournament. In 10 innings at cricket’s grandest stage, Archer has taken 19 wickets at a highly impressive average of 22.05, breaking the record for the highest number of wickets picked up by an English bowler at a single World Cup edition.
Archer’s prolific achievement speaks volumes of his caliber as he marches his journey to greatness and vies to herald his side to their first ever World Cup title.