ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer in no mood to curb down his aggression in final against New Zealand

Jofra Archer vowed to keep up his aggressive approach in Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand despite injuring Australia’s Alex Carey with a bouncer in the semi-final.

Reuters, Jul 12, 2019 22:49:24 IST

England quick Jofra Archer will keep up his aggressive approach in Sunday’s World Cup final against New Zealand after his bouncer left Australia’s Alex Carey with a bloodied chin in Thursday’s semi-final at Edgbaston.

The fast bowler gave England a great start by dismissing Australia captain Aaron Finch for a golden duck before knocking off Carey’s helmet with a short delivery that required six stitches on his chin.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer in no mood to curb down his aggression in final against New Zealand

File image of Jofra Archer. Reuters

“You don’t always mean to hit them,” said the Barbados-born 24-year-old.

“It can be a wicket-taking ball or a dot ball. When it hits them you feel a little bit bad for doing it, but it’s cricket and I don’t think he’ll be the last person to get hit.”

Known for his ability to crank up speed without any visible effort, Archer has added the ‘knuckle-ball’ to his armoury and deceived Glenn Maxwell with a slower delivery in the semi-final.

It is, however, his pace and bounce which troubles the batsmen most and Archer said short balls would always remain a major weapon for him.

“I try to use my two bouncers every over anyway. It wasn’t just a set plan. I do it all the time.”

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Updated Date: Jul 12, 2019 22:49:24 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254