‘We control the final Test if we win this one’: Jofra Archer

The series is currently level at 1-1
‘We control the final Test if we win this one’: Jofra Archer
‘We control the final Test if we win this one’: Jofra Archer

ITDC INDIA EPRESS/ITDC NEWS England pacer Jofra Archer on Monday said his team would control the fourth and final Test against India if it manages to win the upcoming pink ball match, beginning in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.\

The series, tied at 1-1, has added significance with both teams in the hunt for a spot in the World Test Championship final.

Archer, who did not play the second Test due to an elbow injury, is set to feature in the pink ball game.

Asked if England win can the series from here, Archer said: “Oh yes. I think that's why this next Test is important. If we do go ahead we can always draw (fourth Test).

“We always play to win but this next one puts us in the driver's seat, I think we control the last game if we win this one,” he said during a virtual media interaction.

Archer is looking forward to bowling with the pink ball under lights.

“It feels like a normal pink ball to be honest. Used the pink ball a couple of times, it's pretty much the same, it scruffs a little bit, little bit hard to shine but usually stays a little bit harder.

“And when the lights come on it does a little bit more than it does during the day so you know it's pretty consistent I would say.”

On playing under lights, the Barbados-born pacer, said, "It's a bit different now because when playing in England it's still late at 10 o'clock, I think that defeats the purpose of doing it, but it's going to be new for me.

“Obviously, it'd be nice to actually play with a pink ball.”

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