‘I’m glad that they picked him’ | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 29, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:19 AM, May 29, 2019

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‘I’m glad that they picked him’

South Africa coach Ottis Gibson wants England fast bowler Jofra Archer to have a good World Cup -- but only after the Proteas have played the hosts in Thursday’s tournament opener at The Oval.

Archer, whose father is English, was included in the host country’s World Cup squad on the back of just three one-day international appearances after completing a three-year qualification period in March.

“He’s fresh and he’s obviously talented and he’s got a lot of pace and he’s from Barbados, so I’m glad that they picked him,” Gibson, also a former England bowling coach.


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