Trevor Bayliss has said that fast bowler Jofra Archer is likely to play for England before the World Cup, and will be given an opportunity to force his way into the squad for the tournament. “Jofra Archer’s name keeps cropping up and I think at some stage we will give him an opportunity,” the England head coach said. “Those matches against Pakistan and Ireland, I think he will get an opportunity to show us what he can do.” Archer has starred in T20 leagues in Australia, Bangladesh and India, as well as for Sussex in county cricket, and qualifies to play for England on March 17. England must name their World Cup squad on April 23 – before Archer could make his international debut – but teams have until May 22 to make changes. The tournament in England and Wales runs from May 30 until July 14. Archer, 23, will probably appear in some of the games that England have before the final deadline – a one-day international in Ireland, and then a Twenty20 international and five ODIs against Pakistan – and be given a chance to stake a claim for selection. Archer, who was born in Barbados, is a… Read full this story
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