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Sport JOFRA ARCHER: Those Kiwi speed guns were definitely faulty! I enjoyed my first tour with England but I cannot wait for the trip to South Africa

07:10  05 december  2019
07:10  05 december  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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I enjoyed my first tour with England but I cannot wait for the trip to South Africa I enjoyed New Zealand but I 'm very much looking forward to South Africa In case you're wondering, I 'm still not convinced about the speed gun I saw that a bit was made about the gesture Joe Root made after he reached 150 on the fourth

JOFRA ARCHER : Those Kiwi speed guns were definitely faulty ! I enjoyed my first tour with England but I cannot wait for the trip to 'The first half wasn't good enough. I 'm disappointed in that because all the boys that stayed here while the young ones went over to Kazakhstan, we should

  JOFRA ARCHER: Those Kiwi speed guns were definitely faulty! I enjoyed my first tour with England but I cannot wait for the trip to South Africa © Getty Images HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: England’s Jofra Archer during day 2 of the second Test match between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park on November 30, 2019 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images) © Getty Images HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 30: England’s Jofra Archer during day 2 of the second Test match between New Zealand and England at Seddon Park on November 30, 2019 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

I've enjoyed my first tour with England, but it's safe to say I'm very much looking forward to the trip to South Africa. The guys tell me the pitches have more pace and bounce there - although compared with the surfaces in New Zealand, that wouldn't be difficult.

Was Seddon Park a good pitch for Test cricket? I guess it was if you're looking to sell tickets for five days. But it was always going to be hard for either side to get a result on that surface. I know we had a bit of rain, but 22 wickets in five days tells its own story.

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JOFRA ARCHER : Those Kiwi speed guns were definitely faulty ! Liverpool's schedule in December is punishing, but this was a display that suggested they can It came from an Everton attack that collapsed in the Liverpool box, not enough blue shirts competing for the second ball until it

At least at Mount Maunganui it helped the spinner towards the end of the match, which was part of the reason we had a result there. But both sides struggled to get the Kookaburra to do much in Hamilton once the ball got a bit old.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a grass covered field: I enjoyed my first tour with England but it's safe to say I can't wait for the trip to South Africa © Provided by Daily Mail I enjoyed my first tour with England but it's safe to say I can't wait for the trip to South Africa


If we'd managed a couple more wickets before the close on the fourth day, or made some early breakthroughs on the fifth, we'd have had a chance of pushing for a win, because we were in control for a lot of the match. But it wasn't meant to be and we head to South Africa looking for another big effort.

As I walked off the pitch at the end, Stuart Broad put his arm round me and we had a smile and a joke. He was basically saying there wasn't much more we could have done in those conditions. I certainly know I couldn't have done any more.

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I realise I finished the series with only two wickets, which was disappointing after the summer I had. But you never know how differently things might have turned out if a couple of chances had been held. I'd never blame a team-mate for dropping a chance: we've all done it, and I'll have plenty more catches put down off my bowling over the rest of my career.

But if two drops turn into two catches, I'd probably have had a bit more momentum, and who knows how many wickets I'd have ended up with.

a person wearing a football uniform: Stuart Broad said there wasn't much more we could do in the tough conditions in New Zealand © Provided by Daily Mail Stuart Broad said there wasn't much more we could do in the tough conditions in New Zealand

I guess it's impossible not to mention the Joe Denly drop on the last day, but I saw the funny side of it straightaway. And it looked even funnier after I saw the footage of Broady looking a bit surprised in the background as I wheeled away celebrating what I thought was the wicket of Kane Williamson.

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There was no need for either of us to say anything: we both understood that these things happen in cricket. Was it the most memorable drop I can remember off my bowling? Yeah, it probably was. It's still making me chuckle.

Joe Root has been challenging us all to find different ways of taking wickets in these conditions, and that ball to Williamson was an example of that. It was a knuckle ball, which I deliver with the ball resting on my middle and index fingers. But I also decided not to use my left arm at the point of delivery.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: I finished the series with only two wickets, which was tough to take after the summer I had © Provided by Daily Mail I finished the series with only two wickets, which was tough to take after the summer I had

I first saw Jerome Taylor, the former West Indies opening bowler, do it, and I've bowled it once or twice in games before. But I'd not been practising it here. The idea just came to me in the middle - it's not actually that hard to do. And it certainly produced a false shot from Williamson.

In case you're wondering, I'm still not convinced about the speedgun. I felt it didn't have its best game at Mount Maunganui, and I came away from Hamilton thinking the same. Not just me - all the bowlers were made to look a bit slower than I believe they really are.

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JOFRA ARCHER : Those Kiwi speed guns were definitely faulty ! I enjoyed my first tour with England but I cannot wait for the trip to South 'It says a lot about how my career has been , it’s never been easy. My career has been different than let’s say the winner here, I came late but I never

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a man in a baseball game: Denly's drop at Seddon Park is the most memorable one I can remember off my bowling © Provided by Daily Mail Denly's drop at Seddon Park is the most memorable one I can remember off my bowling

I saw that a bit was made about the gesture Joe Root made after he reached 150 on the fourth day. He turned to the dressing-room and gestured with his thumbs. It was aimed very much at me.

One report claimed I handed over my X-box to the captain, but there's no way I'm giving my X-box to anyone. What Joe was referring to was a smaller prize, but in my view still a valuable one: the controls to my X-box.

In fact, he already had the controls, because he'd been borrowing them to link up to his iPad and play whatever he plays. So I was basically saying he could keep them if he made it to 150 and allowed us bowlers a bit more of a rest in the dressing-room. I look forward to playing Call of Duty with the skipper.

a man in a baseball game: I saw the funny side of Joe Denly's drop straight away... it is still making me chuckle © Provided by Daily Mail I saw the funny side of Joe Denly's drop straight away... it is still making me chuckle

Overall, I think I've done what I could on this tour. It's been a good learning experience for me, and I can't wait to get stuck in to the cricket in South Africa.

I also enjoyed the New Zealand crowds very much, despite the one-off incident in the first Test. There was one guy at Hamilton who kept shouting my name, which was very flattering, but I wasn't quite sure what he wanted. A few moments later, I held a catch right in front of him at fine leg. He seemed to go quiet after that.

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