Eoin Morgan has revealed two astonishing reasons for choosing Jofra Archer in Super Over during the World Cup 2019 final.
In a recent while, Jofra Archer has made his name in England Cricket due to his spectacular bowling display full of ferocity and aggression.
Jofra Archer’s recipe of cunning round-arm action, fierce bouncers and ability to dismantle batsmen with pace has earned him limelight in the modern era cricket.
Are you still amazed at why Eoin Morgan chose inexperienced Jofra Archer in Super Over over any other bowler in his line-up?
Mark Wood had the ability to shock the batsmen with extreme pace, Liam Plunkett yorkers could’ve unsettled Martin Guptill resistance with bat or Jimmy Neesham’s aggression could’ve fallen against Chris Woakes tight line and length.
But Eoin Morgan believed Jofra Archer in Super Over? He revealed why!
1. Morgan chose Jofra Archer in Super Over because he is among the best death bowlers of world cricket
According to the English captain Eoin Morgan, Jofra Archer is among the best death bowlers of world cricket.
“I think the obvious answer to choosing Jofra to bowl the super over is that he is one of the best death bowlers in the world,” Morgan explained the rank of Archer as a death bowler in a podcast.
2. Morgan chose Archer in Super Over because he showed the ability to perform in the critical situations
Morgan expressed his opinion on how the T20 leagues Big Bash and Indian Premier League unleashed the Archer’s art of splendid death-over bowling in the crunch situations.
“Jofra has proved at the IPL, Big Bash that he can deliver under pressure,” (quote from CricTracker) said Morgan.
Archer has represented Hobart Hurricanes in BBL and Rajasthan Royals in IPL.
English One Day captain Eoin Morgan revealed how Jofra Archer bowling turned out as a fantastic package during tight circumstances in a few amount of One Day Internationals he played until the time of the World Cup.
“He had played only a dozen of ODI games at that stage, every challenge he had come under, he had thrived to perform in such situations,” (quote from CricTracker) Morgan praised Jofra Archer.
Jofra Archer defended 15 runs against New Zealand in the Super Over which helped England lifting the ODI World Cup for the first time in the history of 45 years.
As Archer’s death-over bowling and pressure handling skills impressed the English captain Eoin Morgan, he believed in the emerging star and GUESS WHAT?
Morgan would never regret his decision of choosing Jofra Archer in Super Over during his lifetime.