England’s fast bowling spearhead Jofra Archer is undoubtedly a special talent having already given a glimpse of his exceptionally amazing skills with the ball in his short international career.
He has been hailed as the next big thing in world cricket despite only making his debut last May, though; the pacer is currently out of action and will miss the cricket for the next three months due to an elbow injury that he picked up during a Test series in South Africa.
However, South African speedster Dale Steyn had already known that Jofra would develop into a world-class fast bowler when he saw just two balls from him a couple of years back in county cricket. He is also confident that England will find a formula to get the best out of this talented player.
Steyn was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo, “It’s a pity about his elbow; that’s fast bowling, you will get an injury every now and then. He is still learning and has to bowl enough to get his body strong. But the most important thing is people want to see him in the park. You have to keep him in the park and they have to work out how to do that.”
He added, “Everyone is different and they have to work out something for him. He is fresh and new into the system and it will take the odd injury to work it out but they will get there.”
Steyn signed off by saying, “He is phenomenal, he is great. Fast bowling is not an easy thing to do. He makes it look so easy. A couple of years ago (Davis) told me that I had to watch this guy because he is amazing. I saw him bowl two balls in the county circuit and I said ‘this guy is going to be great’. World Cup winner already – the rest is history.”
(With ESPNCricinfo Inputs)