ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar picks Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan as bowlers to watch out for in mega event

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has picked England pacer Jofra Archer and Afghanistan's leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan as two bowlers who could do well at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 03, 2019 15:05:37 IST

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has picked England pacer Jofra Archer and Afghanistan's leg-spin sensation Rashid Khan as two bowlers who could do well at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in England.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Sachin Tendulkar picks Jofra Archer, Rashid Khan as bowlers to watch out for in mega event

File image of Sachin Tendulkar. Reuters

Archer impressed with genuine pace in England's World Cup opener against South Africa on 30 May, and also accounted for three wickets. Rashid, meanwhile, had a forgettable outing against Australia on Saturday, and leaked 52 runs for his solitary wicket in eight overs.

"I am looking forward to Jofra Archer bowling for England because I know in the crunch moments, they are going to look at Jofra Archer to bowl those tight overs," Tendulkar, who played six World Cups from 1992 to 2011, said.

"If you need a breakthrough, you need Archer to come and give you that breakthrough. Other than him, someone I'm really looking forward to is Rashid Khan from Afghanistan. I think he's going to be instrumental in creating those upsets for the opposition in this tournament," he said.

Tendulkar, who played a record 463 ODIs, also had a word of advice for Rashid. "If I have to tell him something, I would tell him,'Feed this like a test match,' because even in the T20 format, he was able to pick wickets because batters could not read what he had done to his wrist. Do that and have an attacking field and challenge batters to hit over mid-on, mid-off and deep wicket in today's format, but I would say challenge the batters and don't disappoint Afghanistan fans."

Tendulkar recently made his debut as a commentator on Star Sports. Talking about his new gig, he said, "This is the same feeling I had in Pakistan in 1989 and now in 2019, thirty years down the line, I have a microphone in my hand and not a cricket bat. I'm looking forward to it."

Updated Date: Jun 03, 2019 15:05:37 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