ENG vs AUS: WATCH: Jofra Archer’s unplayable delivery to dismiss David Warner

It’s just over a year since Jofra Archer made his debut for England, and yet it feels like he has been in the international arena for ages. Archer’s sheer pace and unfettered hostility have already taken the cricketing world by storm. The pace has always been the prime weapon in Archer’s artillery, and his lacklustre…

ENG vs AUS: WATCH: Jofra Archer’s unplayable delivery to dismiss David Warner

It’s just over a year since Jofra Archer made his debut for England, and yet it feels like he has been in the international arena for ages. Archer’s sheer pace and unfettered hostility have already taken the cricketing world by storm.

The pace has always been the prime weapon in Archer’s artillery, and his lacklustre outings in the Test series against West Indies and Pakistan did raise few questions among the fans. The suspicion about his efficacy arose after he was seen struggling with both speed and consistency in the last few matches.

However, the Barbados-born laid all such doubts to rest after putting a stellar display of fast-bowling in the second T20I against Australia on Sunday.

Even in the first match, Archer regularly clocked around the 90mph mark, but he was a tad too expensive. In the second, he was right on the money on both accounts – lethality and accuracy.

The 25-year-old tested Australia’s opener David Warner with back-to-back short deliveries in the very first over of the match. The first one whistled past Warner’s nose while the second kissed his glove and fell right in the grasp of Buttler.

It was an exact 90mph delivery from Archer, leaving Warner in bewilderment. “Oh Jesus” uttered the Aussie batsman as the ball raced past him.

Warner then decided to go for a review, but the replays confirmed a slight intervention from his gloves before Buttler took an easy catch.

Here is the video:

England takes 2-0 lead in the series

Meanwhile, England took an unassailable 2-0 lead after registering their second consecutive victory against Australia at the Rose Bowl.

Disciplined bowling from England’s bowlers restricted the tourists to 157/7 in twenty overs. Chris Jordan had two dismissals to his name while Archer, Mark Woods and Adil Rashid took a wicket each.

England chased 158 without breaking any sweat, courtesy a brilliant half-century from Jos Buttler.

Buttler (77* off 54 deliveries) was adjudged as the “Player of the Match” for his match-winning knock.

Source : Cricket Times More   

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Shikhar Dhawan Has Faith In Body To Fight COVID-19

Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals is confident that his franchise can lift their maiden IPL trophy in 2020 since they have a perfect combination of batsmen, pacers and spinners. The franchise have traded in batsman Ajinkya Rahane and spinner Ravi Ashwin and boosts of spinners Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra. The pace attack will be spearheaded by Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada and Mohit Sharma. Their batting line up consists of Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Batsman Daniel Sams and pacer Anrich Nortje have come in for Jason Roy

Shikhar Dhawan Has Faith In Body To Fight COVID-19

Shikhar Dhawan of Delhi Capitals is confident that his franchise can lift their maiden IPL trophy in 2020 since they have a perfect combination of batsmen, pacers and spinners. The franchise have traded in batsman Ajinkya Rahane and spinner Ravi Ashwin and boosts of spinners Axar Patel, Sandeep Lamichhane and Amit Mishra.

The pace attack will be spearheaded by Ishant Sharma, Keemo Paul, Kagiso Rabada and Mohit Sharma. Their batting line up consists of Shimron Hetmyer, Alex Carey, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. Batsman Daniel Sams and pacer Anrich Nortje have come in for Jason Roy and Chris Woakes who have opted out.

Delhi Capitals, DC, IPL 2020
Delhi Capitals. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Shikhar Dhawan Optimistic About Delhi Capitals Chances

Shikhar Dhawan, the left-handed Indian opener will ply his trade for Delhi Capitals in upcoming IPL 2020. He said he has full faith in his body to recover from the deadly virus even if he gets infected by Covid-19.

Replying to a query on whether he ever feared of not returning to playing cricket owing to the pandemic, Dhawan said: “I have full faith in my body, was never apprehensive about playing. I know I can still get the disease but I can fight it.”

The left-hander, however, added that all players are strictly adhering to the guidelines set by the board BCCI and the respective franchises.

“But we are definitely following the safety guidelines, we have undergone the Covid test almost 8-9 times,” Dhawan said.

The Delhi Capitals opener applauded the BCCI for hosting a tournament like IPL during the global crisis.

“We have to keep wearing a specific badge, our movements are restricted. It’s a huge thing that the BCCI is able to organize the tournament in this situation.”

Shikhar Dhawan, Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020,
Shikhar Dhawan. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Shikhar Dhawan was also asked about the advantages and disadvantages of hosting IPL in these situations.

“The advantage of less travelling is that the body will tire less, the recovery will be good. We have to be mentally very strong.

“When asked about Delhi Capitals’ chances this IPL, Dhawan sounded optimistic. “We have a very balanced side and confident we will take the cup,” Dhawan added.

Delhi Capitals who finished 3rd last year won 10 matches and lost 5.

Shikhar Dhawan Says Inclusion Of Ajinkya Rahane And Ravi Ashwin Will Strengthen Delhi Capitals

Shikhar Dhawan said skipper Shreyas Iyer has been leading the team very well. He also said the inclusion of experienced India players and Ravichandran Ashwin will strengthen the outfit.

“Shreyas led the team pretty well last year, this time Ajinkya has come in, Ashwin has come in, they are quite experienced players and I am sure they are going to share their insights,” he said.

R. Ashwin and A. Rahane
R. Ashwin and A. Rahane IPL/BCCI

Due to fewer venues and pitches, Shikhar Dhawan said the wickets might develop wear and tear sooner rather than later, which will assist the spinners.

“We have Ashwin, Sandeep, Amit Mishra and Axar (Patel).” he said.

Delhi Capitals reached the playoffs in 2019 after 2012. They were semifinalists in 2008 and 2009 but are yet to appear in an IPL final.

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