Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroics

first_img Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 2, 2019UPDATED: May 2, 2019 19:26 IST Jofra Archer will be making his England debut against Ireland on May 3 (Rajasthan Royals Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSEoin Morgan confirmed the news in a pre-match press conference todayJofra Archer’s economy of 6.76 was amongst the best at the IPL 2019Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes will also be playing their 1st ODIs in an England shirt on FridayBarbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer, who was until recently plying his trade at the lucrative IPL 2019, is all set to make his ODI debut for his adopted country England against Ireland in a one-off ODI in Malahide on May 3. England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan confirmed the news in a pre-match press conference today.Along with Archer, Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes will also be playing their 1st ODIs in an England shirt on Friday. While Archer was not picked in the country’s preliminary 15-man World Cup 2019 squad, he is expected to impress the selectors during the games against Ireland and Pakistan in the interim period before the mega tournament.Looking good @craig_arch! pic.twitter.com/rgcY6NipQNEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) May 1, 2019Confirming Archer’s selection in the playing XI against Ireland, Morgan said: “He obviously brings a lot of excitement, along with skill level. He’s been around for the last few years. I’ve played against him and he’s bowled extremely well when I’ve played against him.”He was delighted (when he was told). I think his Mum and Dad are over. Debuts are all about celebrating what’s gone before and recognizing the start of a new journey and for Jofra it’s obviously very exciting,” concluded Morgan.Archer, who played 11 games for Rajasthan Royals, picking up an equal number of wickets impressed everyone with his bowling variations. His economy of 6.76 was amongst the best at the IPL and proved to be an important cog in RR’s plans during the season.Also Read | England leave Jofra Archer out of preliminary 2019 ICC World Cup squadAlso Read | Don’t want to step on anyone’s toes: Jofra Archer on England World Cup-squad selectionadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow Jofra ArcherFollow England Cricket Jofra Archer set to make ODI debut for England after IPL heroicsWhile Jofra Archer was not picked in the country’s preliminary World Cup 2019 squad, he is expected to impress the selectors during the games against Ireland and Pakistan in the interim period before the mega tournamentadvertisementlast_img read more

Morocco has Proof of Polisarios Presence in Western Sahara Buffer Zones

Rabat – Morocco’s Head of Government, Saad Eddine El Othmani, has responded to statements made by United Nations Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric on Polisario’s presence in Western Sahara buffer zone, stressing that Morocco has evidence of the separatists’ repeated illegal actions in the region.On April 2, Dujarric said in a briefing in New York that the UN mission in Western Sahara has not observed any military presence in the buffer zones, in contrast to what Morocco’s appeals.In response, El Othmani told the press that the government has evidence of Polisario’s actions. “We have evidence that Moroccan localities beyond the defense resources been taken over by the separatists to install pseudo-administrations,” said the head of government.El Othmani said that Morocco will provide the UN with evidence in “a timely manner,” adding that “nobody has the right to touch a single inch of the Moroccan Sahara.”El Othmani also mentioned the ongoing US visit of Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, to hold talks with senior officials in Washington and New York.Bourita will also meet with the UNSG Antonio Guterres at about 1 p.m. in New York to discuss Morocco’s concerns over the presence of Polisario and its intention to relocate its facilities, including its “defense headquarters,” to the restricted zone of Bir Lahlou. read more