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'Haven't seen a more talented bowler': Ben Stokes heaps praises on this English pacer

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Edited by : AMEYA BARVE
Published Sep 18, 2019, 4:22 pm IST
Updated Sep 18, 2019, 4:22 pm IST
Australia retained the Ashes for the first time in England in 18 years.
Stokes also lauded Archer's adaptability to settle in his role in the highest format of the game. (Photo: AFP)
 Stokes also lauded Archer's adaptability to settle in his role in the highest format of the game. (Photo: AFP)

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has lauded his compatriot Jofra Archer after England's triumph in the fifth and final Test of Ashes 2019.

Despite England’s convincing win in the final Test to square the series 2-2, Australia retained the Ashes for the first time in England in 18 years.

 

Archer, who was one of the vital players for England in the series, scalped 22 wickets at an impressive average of 20.27. The 24-year-old proved his mettle in Test cricket by utilising his sheer pace and bounce on the English soil.

I don’t think I’ve seen a more talented bowler in my time. It’s great to have him (Archer) on your team. No doubt he is the sort of guy who can help get those Ashes back when we go down under (in 2021-22),” Stokes said was as quoted by The Guardian after the fifth Test.

Stokes also lauded Archer's adaptability to settle in his role in the highest format of the game. "It is very rare for a 24-year-old to be able to come in, be exposed to this environment and then step up and improve game by game as quickly as Jof is doing it. There is plenty more to come from him because he is so skilful and picks things up so quickly,” Stokes added.

Archer was also a prominent part of England's World Cup 2019 triumph where he picked up 20 wickets in 11 matches.

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