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Paceman puts England thoughts on hold during BBL

24th December 2018, 14:04 by Simon Barlow

Jofra Archer insisted he's not thinking about an England call-up after his three wickets helped Hobart Hurricanes to a Big Bash win.

The Sussex paceman, who will qualify to play for England in the new year, claimed three for 25 from his four overs as Hobart beat Melbourne Stars by six wickets.

That secured the Tasmanian side successive wins to start their Big Bash campaign.

Archer was too quick for the Stars’ openers, having Travis Dean and Ben Dunk caught inside the opening powerplay overs, before returning to trap Glenn Maxwell lbw for 47.

Hobart chased down their target of 156 with eight balls to spare thanks to a 22-ball 34 from man-of-the-match D’Arcy Short – who earlier took two for 23 with the ball.

Archer later said he isn’t distracted by talk around an international future.

"I just want to concentrate on here, whatever happens after happens. For me I just want to concentrate on BBL," Archer told BT Sport.

"I think I could have started a little bit better, if I’m ultra critical. It’s been two good wickets for bowling on for me, so I’m happy and hopefully we will get a few more in the tournament.

"As long as everyone keeps doing their job I think we will go a long way in this tournament."

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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