Jofra Archer reveals about IND vs ENG series: India will host England for a full-fledged two-month-long tour in February and March. The first two Tests will be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai from Feb 5, and spin is expected to play a big role during the four-match Test series. After that, the enthralling action shifts to Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad for the final two Tests, which includes a pink-ball match as well. After that, the two teams will compete in five T20Is and three ODIs.
England ruthless paceman Jofra Archer has revealed that India won't outplay England in the forthcoming 4-match Test series, kick-starting on February 5. However, Archer believes that Joe Root-led English side has enough options in the spin department as he said that matches ‘will not be one-sided’ if there is a spin on the pitches.
Virat Kohli-led Team India will be missing the services of their flamboyant all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, however, they will be glad to have R Ashwin and Jaspreet Bumrah back in the squad as they missed out the fourth Test in Brisbane with their respective injuries. Moreover, Ashwin is the leading wicket-taker for India and is one of the most dangerous bowlers on spinning tracks.
"I’ve played lots of Indian Premier League here but nothing in terms of first-class cricket, so the challenges of bowling with a red ball will become clearer. In the IPL the batters have to come at you, whereas in Test cricket they can sit on you for a full session if they want and if the pitch is dead there is nothing you can do about it. So let’s hope we get some good wickets with a little bit of pace for the bowlers,'' said Archer.
"Or even some turn, because if they spin, the matches will not be one-sided. We have good spinners in our squad and India won’t out-spin us," he added.
Jofra Archer plays for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He has so far played 35 matches in which he has scalped 46 wickets.