Archer has made a massive impact: Root

England captain Joe Root was all praise for debutant pacer Jofra Archer after the drawn second Ashes Test at Lord’s. Archer took five wickets across the two innings and bowled hostile spells which most notably helped England stop the marauding Steve Smith.

“He’s come in and made a massive impact,” Root said after the fifth day’s play on Sunday.

“He’s added a different dynamic to our bowling group and has given Australia something different to think about.”

Archer, who has made waves in the County circuit in England and T20 leagues around the world in the past couple of years, finally got his England nod at the 2019 World Cup. He played a pivotal role in England’s win, bowling the Super Over against New Zealand in the final and was included in the squad for the Ashes.

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