WA Today – “Obviously coming into this series we knew Jofra was going to be a key player for them at some stage,” Paine said.


  • Test match cricket is a different beast, it’s up to us to put him under pressure, whether that’s physically and making him bowl a lot of overs and make him back up day after day.
  • England captain Joe Root said Archer offered his team “something different”.
  • LoadingRoot said he believed Archer could successfully translate his World Cup exploits to the Ashes and could seriously worry Australia, not just with his pace.
  • “He’s had a slightly different journey to a lot of the other guys and has gained a lot of experience, whether it be under pressure in Twenty20 cricket and obviously the World Cup now as well, and I think that can stand guys in just as good a stead as three or four seasons in county cricket.
  • “He’s got a very good record in red-ball cricket.

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