England’s fast bowler Joffra Archer has experience of playing limited overs cricket in India, but he will be playing for the first time in India on 5 February. The four-match Test series between the two countries begins on Friday. During this time, he has said before the upcoming Test series against the host team that his experience of playing IPL in India will not work in Test cricket. Archer has been playing in the IPL in India for some time, but he will play a Test match here for the first time. Apart from this, he has said that every one of the top 6 batsmen of the Indian team is capable of scoring a century.
Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and opener Rory Burns were rested from the Sri Lanka tour of England. In such a situation, these players had reached India before the team and they started practicing in Chennai before their team. England fast bowler Joffra Archer has termed the entire Indian batting line-up a potential threat in a virtual press conference, saying that anyone between the numbers 1 to 6 has the ability to hit a century. “Everyone is a big threat to England. Any batsman from No. 1 to 6 can score a century.” Talking about the top 6, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rishabh Pant could be.
“I have never played Test cricket here (in India). You can’t really compare it (playing Test and limited-overs cricket in India),” Archer said while speaking to the media on Tuesday. He said about his bowling spell that it would depend on the team combination how to bowl. Archer said, “If we play with three fast bowlers, I think I will not have to bowl much longer.