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England 'silly' if Archer misses World Cup - Coach

28th December 2018, 16:02 by Simon Barlow

Hobart Hurricanes coach Adam Griffith says England would be "silly" not to have fast bowler Jofra Archer in their 2019 World Cup squad.

Archer, who is Barbados-born but has lived in the United Kingdom since he was 18, becomes eligible for his adopted country in early 2019 and has stated an ambition to play Test cricket.

His performances with the white ball have seen him earn big-money contracts in the Indian Premier League and Big Bash, where he is currently starring for the unbeaten Hurricanes.

Archer has picked up five wickets and gone at just six runs per over in Hobart's first two games of BBL.

"He's got the talent (to play Test cricket), no doubt," said Hobart coach Griffith.

"We've seen what he can do in white ball (cricket).

"I think he'll definitely play a role for them in the World Cup - they'd be silly if he didn't.

"He's on record that Test cricket is something he wants to play, he sees it as the pinnacle of what he can do.

"He's a super talent … he's hyper competitive. He wins games of cricket, so I think they'll be looking at him."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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