Jofra Archer 'vibe has shifted' after 'goosebumps' moment in England win over Pakistan

Jofra Archer 'vibe has shifted' after 'goosebumps' moment in England win over Pakistan

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/05/2024

- 11:56

The bowler returned to action on Saturday

England star Chris Jordan has claimed he's noticed a 'change' in Jofra Archer's 'vibe' after he starred with the ball against Pakistan on Sunday.

The bowler hadn't played international cricket for 14 months, with an elbow injury preventing him from regularly featuring fir his country.

Yet Archer took two wickets on Sunday as England beat Pakistan by 23 runs in their T20 clash.

Archer managed to remove Azman Khan, before going on to dismiss Imad Wasim.

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer has been praised after helping England beat Pakistan on Saturday


Jordan was delighted to see Archer impress on his return.

And the England star has claimed he's noticed a change in his team-mates' 'vibe' after he helped the Three Lions secure victory.

"In the last six months, I feel like I've seen a shift in his vibe and his mindset - everything," Jordan said.

"He seemed really happy stepping on the field today; he might not have looked it, but I bet he was quite nervous…

"For England fans and everyone who is a fan of him, it's great to have him back out there."

Jordan also said Archer's removal of Khan gave him 'goosebumps', adding: "It gives goosebumps to see him take that wicket.

"He probably didn't take it with the best possible delivery, but he'll take it.

"He's phenomenal: to be out of international cricket for so long and to touch 90mph and just look like he never left is awesome. "And he will keep getting better with games."

And Jordan believes Archer carries a fear factor that not all cricketers have.

"We know how good [Archer] is, how he can change a game in a minute," he continued.

"Every batsman that came out, they were thinking about the bouncer straightaway.

"That, in itself, adds a different dynamic to the bowling attack, and some good variety as well: I'm a bit shorter, skiddier; Toppers is tall, left-arm; Jofra's tall, right-arm; Sam's a bit different as well.

"We've got a good mix of guys."

It remains to be seen how much Archer will feature in the final two games of the series.

However, with the seamer back and fully fit, their chances of winning the T20 World Cup this summer have been significantly boosted.


Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer was delighted after taking two wickets for England against Pakistan on Saturday


The T20 World Cup is due to commence on June 2, with the United States facing Canada.

England's first match is against rivals Scotland on June 4.

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer will be hoping to fire England to T20 World Cup glory this summer


The Three Lions won the competition in November 2022 with a five-wicket victory over Pakistan.

And whether they can secure glory again is something only time will tell.

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