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Sport Archer still underestimates himself – Root

09:07  20 november  2019
09:07  20 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

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Joe Root has urged Jofra Archer not to underestimate his talent when facing the new challenge posed by New Zealand conditions in the upcoming Test series. "Knowing Jofra, he wants to see the ball moving sideways," Root said. "But one thing he underestimates is his own talent sometimes and that

Joe Root has issued a warning to New Zealand's batsmen ahead of the two-Test series starting on Wednesday night - Jofra Archer is good, but he doesn't realise quite how good he really is. 'But one thing he underestimates is his own talent. That pace through the air can be a big skill on its own.

a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: England paceman Jofra Archer © Getty Images England paceman Jofra Archer England paceman Jofra Archer still underestimates his own talent, according to captain Joe Root.

Archer is only four games into his Test career, but has taken 22 wickets at an average of 20.27 and shapes as being a key in England's series against New Zealand.

But Root said the 24-year-old needed to have more belief in his own abilities ahead of the series opener in Mount Maunganui starting on Thursday.

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"Jofra adds something slightly different to what we had previously, but one thing he underestimates is his own talent," Root said, via the Daily Mail.

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The trick, as far as Root is concerned, is convincing Archer himself that this is his role on the road. “Knowing Jofra, he wants to see the ball moving sideways,” the captain said. “But one thing he underestimates is his own talent sometimes – that pace through the air, over a period

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"That pace through the air can be a big skill on its own. I want him to enjoy bowling, and to come away from here learning there is more than one way of taking wickets. He doesn't have to be seaming or swinging it round corners.

"He makes it look ridiculously easy with his action and the way he approaches the crease.

"But to be able to bowl at that pace for a period of time is a skill in itself, and I think he needs to understand that."

England named their team for the first game on Wednesday, with opener Dom Sibley set for his Test debut.

Meanwhile, New Zealand released Lockie Ferguson and Todd Astle from their squad.

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