The Ashes: Jofra Archer vows to put fear into Australian batsmen on England Test debut – The Sun

The Ashes: Jofra Archer vows to put fear into Australian batsmen on England Test debut – The Sun

JOFRA ARCHER vows to send fear through Aussie batsmen on his Test debut tomorrow.

Sussex’s speedster, 24, claims he will use his brutal bouncer to make Australia duck and dive during the crunch Second Test at Lord’s.

Archer said: “It’s good to know you are quick enough for people to fear you a bit.

“You don’t always set out to hit the batter. If it hits them with the concussion stuff now, you don’t want to cause someone to miss a few games or be out for a few weeks.”

Archer struck three batsmen on the head during the World Cup.

When asked whether hitting batsmen is a message that he is a bowler who can do damage, Archer replied: “Yes it is.

GUNNING FOR SMITH

"Pace makes batters do funny things. It may make him play a shot he’s not accustomed to.

“He may be a bit late on the ball so, if you have the batter overthinking, then you are in a good place.

“It could be a wicket-taking ball and a dot ball as well.”

Archer will become an instant Test sensation if he can find a way of dismissing Steve Smith early.

Smith scored a total of 286 runs in Australia’s victory in the First Test — his first since returning from a 12-month ban for his part in the sandpaper scandal.

Archer added: “My ideas will be the same as the other guys, it’s just that they haven’t been successful.

“Smith played really well in the First Test — he had a few days out — but Lord’s is a bit different to Edgbaston.

“Hopefully, we can do a bit more with the ball coming down the slope.”

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