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Ashes 2019: Blow to Steve Smith neck horrible moment, we wish him a speedy recovery, says Joe Root

India Today – England captain Joe Root is certain that Jofra Archer has made a big impact with his fiery spells in the ongoing Ashes series despite the hosts trailing Australia 1-0 at the end of the 2nd Test.

Summary

  • England captain Joe Root is certain that Jofra Archer has made a big impact with his fiery spells in the ongoing Ashes series despite the hosts trailing Australia 1-0 at the end of the 2nd Test.
  • Jofra Archer was given a huge workload in his Test debut as the young fast bowler bowled 44 overs over 2 innings and picked up 5 wickets.
  • During Australia’s first innings, Archer’s bouncer struck Steve Smith on his neck when the former Australia captain was batting on 80.
  • Stressing that Jofra Archer’s blow to Steve Smith’s neck was a “horrible moment”, Joe Root said England will prepare for the 3rd Test expecting Smith to feature in it.
  • Jofra Archer also hit concussion substitute Marcus Labuschagne on Sunday but the gritty Australia batsman scored an important half century to help the visitors seal a draw and keep their lead intact in the ongoing Ashes series.


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