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Sport 'Jofra is OK and we have his back': England captain Joe Root backs Archer to put race storm behind him in the second Test against New Zealand

03:30  28 november  2019
03:30  28 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Joe Root has backed Jofra Archer to put Monday's racial abuse in Mount Maunganui behind him as England look to square their Test series England man was leaving the pitch after being dismissed for 30 by New Zealand . New Zealand Cricket chiefs have reacted with fury and promise strong action.

As he prepared for the second Test against a depleted New Zealand , Joe Root said he was not far away from making a good score.

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 25: England captain Joe Root after losing the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 25, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) © Getty Images MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 25: England captain Joe Root after losing the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 25, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Joe Root has backed Jofra Archer to put Monday’s racial abuse in Mount Maunganui behind him as England look to square their Test series against New Zealand. 

Archer says he has moved on from the incident, but his team-mates have rallied round him, and Root insisted ahead of tonight’s second Test in Hamilton: ‘He’ll be absolutely fine to play.’

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Archer still underestimates himself – Root

  Archer still underestimates himself – Root Joe Root wants England paceman Jofra Archer to have more belief in his own abilities.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.

Jason Gillespie says England paceman will put racial abuse he reported ‘to one side’ in the second Test against New Zealand . Kane Williamson, the New Zealand captain , lives within walking distance of Bay Oval and intends to speak with Archer at training this week to similarly apologise “on

England captain Joe Root scored two and 11 in the first Test against New Zealand . Only three England batsmen made half-centuries and all three came in the first innings, with Denly's 35 It was a frustrating first Test away from home for Jofra Archer , who was below his best and finished with

The England captain added: ‘There’s no place for that anywhere and you don’t expect it near a cricket ground. He seems good in himself, and he was his jolly, happy self in practice. Everyone has made sure he’s OK and let him know we have his back. But yes, he’s dealt with it very well.’

One way or another, Archer has rarely been out of the headlines since first playing for England in the summer, but the extent to which he has gone with the flow has encouraged Root to believe he will deal with whatever comes his way.

MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 23: England captain Joe Root speaks with Jofra Archer during day three of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 23, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) © Getty Images MOUNT MAUNGANUI, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 23: England captain Joe Root speaks with Jofra Archer during day three of the first Test match between New Zealand and England at Bay Oval on November 23, 2019 in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

‘You look at his whole career, and it’s all been like that,’ he said. ‘He’s dealt with noise, not just since coming into the international game but since taking the Big Bash by storm.

England star Jofra Archer 'disturbed' by racial abuse during Test match

  England star Jofra Archer 'disturbed' by racial abuse during Test match England cricketer Jofra Archer says he was targeted by "racial insults" while "battling to help save my team" against New Zealand.The 24-year-old tweeted that it was "a bit disturbing" to hear the abuse from a spectator as the visitors fell to a disappointing defeat in the first Test of the series in Tauranga overnight.

England captain Joe Root takes a catch during a nets session at Seddon Park on Wednesday. Matt Parkinson was hit in the thigh by a shot from Root during a nets session on Wednesday. But when he suggested that the self-inflicted nature of his downfalls at least meant that he, and not New Zealand ’s

Ashes: Joe Root on Steve Smith, Jofra Archer and the tied series – video. Stokes compared Archer to Australia’s Pat Cummins, who consolidated his place as the No 1-ranked Test bowler with 29 victims in the series. But beyond the potent combination of pace and accuracy, it is the newcomer’s attitude

‘Then he went over to the IPL and did the same thing. And then he won us the World Cup with that super over. He’s dealt with so much already for such a young man. It’s impressive to see his attitude and how he continues to stay pretty level.’

a man wearing a hat and sunglasses: Jofra Archer was racially abused by a fan during England's Test defeat by New Zealand © Provided by Daily Mail Jofra Archer was racially abused by a fan during England's Test defeat by New Zealand

But, as New Zealand Cricket continue their search for the man who shouted abuse at Archer towards the end of the first Test, there remains a sense of disbelief among team-mates that he had to endure the experience in the first place.

‘It’s a shame because that doesn't represent what New Zealand is about as a country whatsoever,’ said Ben Stokes, who was born in Christchurch, where his parents still live. ‘What New Zealand represents is how much support Jofra's had, not just from the New Zealand team but the country in general after that incident. ‘It was pretty horrific, and something that shouldn't happen in sport or the world in general in 2019.’

Root: New Test approach will take time

  Root: New Test approach will take time Joe Root has warned that England’s new approach to Test cricket will take time to implement after they slumped to an innings defeat against New Zealand. Root and recently-appointed England coach Chris Silverwood have stressed the need for the batsmen to display greater patience and occupy the crease for longer periods.However, that formula proved elusive in the first Test against the Black Caps, with Root's men failing to bat out the final day after losing a clutch of wickets in the middle order for the second time in the match.

Root goes into the second Test against New Zealand on Thursday with his career average having dropped Giles has all but committed to Root leading England in the 2021-22 Ashes series – his only caveat Abuse of Jofra Archer a reminder that racism remains ingrained in cricket | Jonathan Liew.

The Guardian - Back to home. The alleged incident took place while Archer was trying to salvage a draw for England on Monday, batting for over an hour, making 30 runs, before Joe Root ’s side eventually subsided to an innings and 65-run loss that puts the tourists 1-0 down in the two - Test

a baseball player standing on top of a grass covered field: The incident occurred as Archer left the field after being dismissed for 30 in the first Test © Provided by Daily Mail The incident occurred as Archer left the field after being dismissed for 30 in the first Test

Stokes also sympathised with Root following criticism of his leadership after England’s innings defeat at Mount Maunganui, describing it as ‘unfair’.

‘He’s Joe Root, he is England captain,’ said Stokes. ‘There’s no one else to do it. He knows he’s got the backing of everybody in the changing-room. That’s the main thing for us as players in a very tightknit group.’ 

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Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root are posing for a picture: England's Test and IT20 squads for the Tour of New Zealand

 

Root has the backing of everybody - Stokes 100 per cent behind under-fire England Test captain .
Questions about Joe Root's England captaincy resurfaced after the defeat to New Zealand, but Ben Stokes insists "there is no one else".Questions over Root's position have resurfaced in the wake of the chastening defeat to New Zealand in the first Test at Mount Maunganui on Monday.

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