Jofra Archer bowled with pace and bounce in the opening match of ICC World Cup 2019 played at Oval, London on 30th May 2019. The hosts scored 311 with contributions from Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes.
Defending the target of 312 runs to win, he bowled an aggressive spell which retired hurt Hashim Amla. He then picked the wickets of Aiden Markram and Faf du Plessis to rattle the South African top order.
In the middle overs, Archer took the wicket of Van der Dussen to end the hopes of South Africa winning the match. He finished with figures of 3/27 in 7 overs.
His teammate Moeen Ali calls him the fastest bowler he has faced. The tall lanky fast bowler made his ODI debut for England against Ireland this year. He played 2 matches against Pakistan in the 5 match ODI series and bowled with pace. Jofra Archer was included in the 15-man England and he impressed with pace his speed and bounce in the opening match of the tournament.
England is entering the World Cup 2019 as firm favourites to win the tournament. They will take on Pakistan in their 2nd match against Pakistan to be played at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Monday.
The hosts England lacked the penetration in the bowling line up during the ODI series against Pakistan. With Jofra Archer coming into the bowling line up, the England team looks much stronger. Jofra Archer a dream debut season for Rajasthan Royals.
Before today’s match between South Africa and Bangladesh, the fast bowlers have dominated the World Cup 2019. In the match between Pakistan and West Indies, Oshane Thomas, Andre Russell, Jason Holder ripped the Pakistani batting line up for 105.