The Independent – UK – Jofra Archer is loving his pace race with England team-mate Mark Wood after the pair spurred each other on to break the 95mph barrier in Cardiff.

Summary

  • Jofra Archer is loving his pace race with England team-mate Mark Wood after the pair spurred each other on to break the 95mph barrier in Cardiff.
  • That is likely to pique the interest of their rivals on the circuit – not least New Zealand’s Lockie Ferguson and Australian pair Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins – but for now it is friendly internal competition that is driving them on.
  • Subscribe now “I’m a little bit quicker than him,” was Archer’s frank assessment when invited to compare himself to Wood.
  • Cricket analysts Cricviz offered a more nuanced take, crediting Archer with a higher average speed but Wood with the fastest single delivery of the competition, clocking in at a searing 95.6mph.
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