Jofra Archer has been making the right noises that too in his first Test series. The English paceman has taken 22 wickets so far. He scalped a six-fer in the first innings of the ongoing Oval Test as well. But, England’s leading pace bowler is finding it extremely difficult to get the world’s no.1 Test batsman, Steve Smith out.
Smith continued his insane run of form as he made 80 in Australia’s first innings despite suffering from flu. “Steve Smith didn’t look himself today, he didn’t look as nailed on, he didn’t seem the same way,” Archer asserted.
“It’s weird, you know. Every time he bats, I don’t know what it is. He literally cannot get out. If he plays a bad shot, the ball lands in no man’s and. For the whole series. Obviously he’s a good batter, he’s got a good temperament, but I don’t know what it is: the ball never ever goes to hand,” the pacer said.
“We know he’s going to miss one, though, and today just proves it. Funnily enough, the last person he missed one-off was Woakes [at Lord’s],” he added.