The England International fast bowler, Jofra Archer had a wonderful spell in the last match against the Windies in Southampton as he took 3 wickets and conceded just 45 runs in the second innings, but that wasn’t good enough to prevent the four wicket defeat for them.
Jofra Archer was criticized by many for not bowling to his utmost strength in the last couple of matches, to which former England captain Michael Vaughan gave a befitted reply.
He said, “Criticism that Jofra Archer doesn’t bowl at top speed often enough is ‘out of order’ ”.
He defended him by saying that it is “impossible” to consistently bowl in excess of 90 mph.
And even with this speed, he would have him in his team.
Speaking on the BBC Radio 5 Live Tuffers and Vaughan podcast, Vaughan added: “When I see those spells like I did yesterday, you just know he’s got that point of difference.”
Jofra Archer criticised for his speed
During the first Test against the Windies, Tino Best ( Windies Former Fast Bowler) appeared to criticize Archer’s speeds, tweeting that Archer has “not bowled quickly” since last summer’s Ashes series against Australia.
Vaughan, however, says it is “impossible” for fast bowlers to reach top speed with every delivery.
He further added “Look at [Australia’s] Brett Lee and [Pakistan’s] Shoaib Akhtar.
They have lots of spells where you just go ‘come on, you can crank it up’, but it’s impossible. The body just doesn’t allow you to do it every single over that you bowl”.
“But when you get that click, that six or seven overs where everything is in sync and you see the ball flying down at 90mph-plus causing chaos, that’s why you put Jofra Archer in your team.”
He was delighted with the spell in the last innings, he was doing what he does best with the ball.
The second test will start on Thursday where England will look to win & level the series and take it to the final match on 24th of July,ie- next week.