Has Jofra Archer already predicted everything that is going to happen in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019? Probably Yes! His tweets over the years have everything that is currently happening in the ongoing tournament. He has reacted to these tweets quite nonchalantly.
“I've seen it but I don't know why it should be a big thing. It's just social media, that's all it's there for. I used to do it by just watching cricket when I was back home, I wasn't even in England when I tweeted half of those stuff! I think they're just being recycled. Genuinely, some were series, some were World Cups,” Jofra said after beating Australia in the second semi-final.
He was asked whether there were any tweets suggesting an England win in the final against New Zealand on Sunday. To which, his answers was, “Definitely.”
The further questions and answers were more serious and related to the semi-final win. He trapped the Australian skipper Aaron Finch on his first ball and that set the tempo for England. The Aussies never looked comfortable in the match.
On the impact of Aaron’s wicket, he said, “Emotions were definitely flying after that, everyone just lit a lot more and focus was switched on. You know you get that feeling. Today during the breakfast, I don't think anyone was nervous. Everyone just had the focus when we went to the ground. These are little things that make you feel that the guys are ready. You try not to get nervous but you end up doing stuff you're not supposed to do. The calmer you are, the better you are in a situation.”
He bowled a steep bouncer which hit Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey on his chin giving him a cut. He carried on batting a taped jaw and had to battle the swelling face during his courageous innings of 46 runs.
“You don't always mean to hit him, you just bowl a bouncer because it can be a wicket-taking ball or a dot ball. You don't want to hit the batter. When it hits, you feel a little bit bad for doing it. But its cricket but I don't think he'll be the last person to get hit,” Jofra said.
The only problem the young pacer might be having before the final is the side niggle he has been carrying for a couple of games. He ruled out any concerns on the injury and said that he will be resting ahead of the game on Sunday.
“I've been like this for a few games now, it's not got any worse so that's a good sign. I'm probably going to rest anyway. I think I'll get a well-deserved rest.”