Ashes: Broad ready for the next round of Archer's duel with Smith
LONDON: Stuart broad I can't wait for England teammate Jofra Archer to bring the attack to Australia Steve Smith again during the fourth ash test. England and Australia are heading to Wednesday's fourth Test in Manchester at 1-1 with two games to play.
England is back in the hunt to recover the ashes after its epic return to win the third test thanks to Ben stokes 'heroic.
But it was the absence of the key hitter from Australia Smith that paved the way for England's victory after he was ruled out due to a concussion suffered when the Archer goalkeeper hit him in the head in the previous Test.
Archer cast a fierce spell on Smith during the game tied in the last month of Lord, which culminated with a 92 mph gorilla that left him dizzy and discarded him from the third Test.
Smith, who has 378 races in three innings, showed his fitness in last week's tour game against Derbyshire.
He will be looking to show that he can get the best out of Archer this time and England's pace partner, Broad, is waiting for another real battle.
It's great to have it back. No one wants to see anyone lose cricket because of a head injury. But trial cricket is a brutal sport, it is a sport in which countries go crazy over leather, Broad told reporters on Monday.
I'm sure when Steve comes, Jofra will be in Joe Root The ear wants the ball, there's no doubt about that. Jofra will be excited to continue that battle.
There will be a period in this game where those two will come together again and touch wood. I'm in the field to see it. That is the intensity that the test cricket brings, that is the theater.
I could stand halfway, but I'll get excited when Jofra asks for that ball. It was a really tasty cricket at Lord's, Smith was in 70 or 80, playing wonderfully, and Jofra went from 84 mph to 95 mph. I was really charging.
It's amazing to see that kind of cricket on TV or from the stands, but when you're standing in the middle it's pretty special. Hopefully we can have a battle like that again.