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Archer has Aussies worried says Root

19th August 2019, 13:42 by Michael Holland

England captain Joe Root says Australia now have something to think about after Jofra Archer burst on to the Ashes scene.

England fell just short with their attempt to win the second Test at Lords, meaning the Aussies still lead the series 1-0 heading into the third Test at Headingley which starts on Thursday.

However, there is fresh belief that England can come back and win the Ashes following the introduction of Archer, who terrorised the Australians on Saturday.

The youngster struck a blow to Australian batsman Steve Smith, who had to be withdrawn with concussion and missed the final day of play on Sunday.

Smith has dominated England, but Archer, who reached speeds of 96mph, had him rattled, and Root believes the youngster now has a massive role to play in the rest of the series.

"He has come in and had a massive impact," said Root. "He adds a different dynamic to our bowling attack and has given Australia something to think about.

"He makes things happen when not many others in world cricket can. He has natural pace which is always going to be in the game on every surface. It's really pleasing to see someone come in on Test debut and live up to the hype."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

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