Root back­ing Archer to fire

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

ENG­LAND cap­tain Joe Root is con­vinced Jofra Archer’s ca­reer re­mains on an up­ward tra­jec­tory de­spite a chal­leng­ing time for the pace­man in the two-Test se­ries against New Zealand.

Archer took a com­bined 2-209 in the se­ries as he strug­gled to ad­just to the flat sur­faces and Kook­aburra ball.

Root, whose side lost the se­ries 1-0 af­ter the fi­nal Test ended in a draw, said: “I think he’ll learn a huge amount from this, I re­ally do.

“He’s ob­vi­ously an ex­tremely ex­cit­ing tal­ent and he’s got so much to of­fer Test cricket and this team, and I’m sure it won’t be long till we see him tear it up again.

“I think he’s found out there are a num­ber of ways you’ve got to be able to op­er­ate and you’ve got to show real re­silience some­times when it does get quite flat and keep putting in time and time again, which he did.”

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