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first_imgI’ve never been better: Jofra Archer ahead of Ashes debutEngland (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), Ashes 2019, 2nd Test: “I’m probably more ready than I have ever been. I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl, it was good practice,” Jofra Archer said as he looks poised to make his test debut in the second Ashes test.advertisement Reuters LondonAugust 12, 2019UPDATED: August 12, 2019 21:49 IST England (ENG) vs Australia (AUS), 2nd ODI, Ashes 2019: England’s Jofra Archer looks on, during a nets sessionHIGHLIGHTSEngland fast bowler Jofra Archer included in England’s 12 in the absence of record wicket taker James AndersonDon’t expect any miracles, I can only come in and do what I can and give my best, said Archer ahead of his debutAustralia lead the Ashes 1-0 after their 251-run win at EdgbastonEngland fast bowler Jofra Archer says he has fully recovered from a side strain and is raring to go as he looks poised to make his test debut in the second Ashes test against Australia at Lord’s on Wednesday.Archer, who missed the first test after picking up his injury during England’s World Cup triumph last month, proved his fitness when he took six wickets and scored a century for county side Sussex’s second XI last week.The 24-year-old was included in England’s 12 in the absence of record wicket taker James Anderson, who bowled only four overs in the first test at Edgbaston before injuring his calf again.”I’m probably more ready than I have ever been. I bowled 50 overs in one game for Sussex which I think was past the overs they told me to bowl, it was good practice,” Archer told reporters.”(My fitness) has never been better. (The side strain) just needed to settle and we couldn’t get that gap in the World Cup. After that, it settled in a matter of days.”Don’t expect any miracles, I can only come in and do what I can and give my best. I can’t work miracles but I will try to.”Australia coach Justin Langer had said the key to dealing with Archer, England’s leading wicket-taker at the World Cup with 20 victims, was to “keep wearing him down” and make him bowl more spells.”I think Justin Langer has another think coming,” Barbados-born Archer added. “I’ve played a lot more red-ball cricket than I have white-ball cricket.advertisement”I do think it’s my preferred format anyway. I personally believe in test cricket you get a lot more opportunities to redeem yourself.”If it’s 50 overs, when you don’t have a good 10-overs, that’s it. You have ample chances do it in red-ball games. Test cricket is pretty much the same as first-class — know what your strengths are and stick to them.”Australia lead the Ashes 1-0 after their 251-run win at Edgbaston.Also Read | Ashes: Justin Langer expects flat and dry wicket at Lord’s in 2nd TestAlso see:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Ashes 2019Follow England VS AustraliaFollow 2nd testFollow Eng vs AUSlast_img read more

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