Stuart Broad can’t wait to see Jofra Archer bowling To Steve Smith
Stuart Broad can’t wait for England teammate Jofra Archer to take the attack on Australian Steve Smith again during the fourth Ash Test Match 2019. England and Australia are heading for Wednesday’s fourth Trial in Manchester at 1-1 with two games to play.
England is back on the hunt to recover the ashes after their epic return to win the third Ashes Test Match thanks to Ben Stoke’s heroics Innings.
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However, it was the absence of Australia’s key batsman Steve Smith that paved the way for English team’s triumph after he was ruled out due to a concussion sustained when he was hit in the head by Archer’s goalkeeper in the previous Test.
Archer cast a fierce spell on Smith during Lord’s final month’s match, which culminated in a 92 mph bouncer who left him dizzy and discarded him from the third Ashes Test.
Steve Smit has 378 runs in three innings, showed his fitness in last week’s tour match against Derbyshire. He will be trying to prove that he can beat Archer this time and England’s sidekick, the bowler, Broad, is expecting another real battle.
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“It’s great to have him back. Nobody wants to see anyone lose cricket to a head injury. However, Test cricket is a brutal sport, and it’s a sport where countries go crazy for leather against each other.
“I’m sure when Steve comes, Jofra will be in Joe Root’s ear wanting the ball, there’s no doubt about that. Jofra Archer excited to continue that battle.
“There is a time in this game when those two will come together again and touch the wood I’m in the field to see it. That’s the intensity that cricket Test brings, that’s the theater.
“I could stand in half, but I’ll be excited when Jofra asks for that ball. It was a good cricket game at Lord’s, Smith was 70 or 80 years old, played wonderfully, and Jofra went from 84 mph to 95 mph. I was charging.
“It’s amazing to see that kind of cricket on TV or from the stands, but when you’re standing halfway, it’s pretty special. Hopefully, we can have a battle like this again.”