ICC 2019 World Cup: the West Indies ready for the familiar enemy Jofra Archer
WORLD CUP SOUTHAMPTON: It's a meeting that all the English media, and maybe the team from the West Indies, have been waiting for.
On Friday, host England, with his 106 career careers in the final match against Bangladesh in Cardiff, will face the West Indies at the Ageas Bowl here. The contest, however, is being billed as one among Jofra Archer and the exciting batting lineup of the West Indies.
Archer was born in Barbados and played for the West Indies in the U-19 World Cup. There was some debate about his last-minute selection for the England World Cup team. With its dizzying pace against Bangladesh, he cast the fastest spell of a fast English bowler since the official records began 13 years ago, averaging 90.6 mph, Archer has set the World Cup on fire.
The fact that the 24-year-old pacer has played for the West Indies in the age groups adds flavor to the contest. Shortly after his team's game against South Africa was destroyed here, the West Indies coach Floyd Reifer He promised that the West Indies will not get away from Archer's 90 mph beam and will even attempt to attack him in one of the most anticipated matches of the tournament.
It will be entertaining. We are all here to entertain. I'm sure Jofra will be dying to come to us, but we'll be ready for him, he said.