England’s James Anderson has backed breakout World Cup star, Jofra Archer to become a Test star after helping England’s one-day team win the men’s World Cup for the first time in history. Anderson believes Archer’s performance under pressure in the World Cup final proves he can develop into a top player at the Test level too.
“He hasn’t played much international cricket, but he’s played quite a lot of franchise cricket around the world, which has given him good experience and exposure to the best players in high-pressure situations. But still, to come into a World Cup final and deliver under that sort of pressure was amazing to see, especially for such a young guy. That for me just shows he’s got a great future ahead of him,” Anderson said.
Archer became eligible to play for England in March but the Barbados-born fast bowler soon made his mark on international cricket, taking 20 wickets throughout the World Cup. However, he might miss the Test match against Ireland due to injury but he is surely in line to make his Test debut against Australia.