Root backing Archer to fire
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.”