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Uncapped Archer will tread carefully

19th April 2019, 16:00 by Simon Barlow

Jofra Archer doesn't want to "step on anyone's toes" as he attempts to break into England's World Cup squad.

The uncapped all-rounder missed out in England's 15-man provisional squad but hopes to impress in the upcoming one-day internationals against Ireland and Pakistan to win a place at the tournament.

He could take the place of Chris Woakes, who said this week it would "not be fair morally" to pick Archer for the World Cup.

The 24-year-old, who became eligible to play for England on 17 March after completing residency criteria, said: "I'm going to give it my best shot," said Archer.

"Of course I want to play in the World Cup, but if it doesn't happen for me I'm not going to get upset."

England can make changes to their World Cup squad until 23 May and Archer will get the chance to impress in one-day games against Ireland and Pakistan.

"I understand the situation and I'm very happy with everything. I don't want to step on anyone's toes," said Archer, known for his 90mph pace bowling and big-hitting.

"I'm not in the World Cup squad but it's a great chance for me to show what I can do and anything can happen.

"If someone gets injured, I want to put myself in a position where I'm the first person they turn to.

"I've worked pretty much all my life for this moment and I just want to tackle it and put my best foot forward."

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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