- Sep 23, 2023
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England bowler Jofra Archer recently praised the former England captain Eoin Morgan, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket. He revealed how the aggressive batter backed him during the super-over of the World Cup Final.
The final of the World Cup 2019 between England and New Zealand was hanging in balance until the final ball was bowled. Archer was entrusted with the task of bowling the super-over by Captain Morgan. The fast bowler disclosed a conversation he had with the southpaw with just two balls to go in the game.
“To be honest, it took some comprehension because it was so unexpected. The one on-field episode of the 2019 World Cup I will always remember came right at the end when I was bowling the super over in the final against New Zealand at Lord’s. New Zealand needed three runs off two balls to win when Eoin Morgan came to me and said, ‘Right, it’s gamble time, what are we going to do to get a wicket or dot ball?” Archer wrote in his column for Daily Mail.
“I told him I wanted to bowl a bouncer. He asked me if I was sure and I said, ‘Yeah’. ‘Ok then’, he said. ‘Let’s set a field for it’. I didn’t expect him to let me bowl that particular ball because it’s a pretty high risk, and although it turned out to be the right delivery in costing just one run, looking back I might have done things differently,” he added.
After his retirement, Morgan will be seen in the commentary box for the upcoming limited-overs series between India and England. After the rescheduled fifth Test, India and England will face off in a 3-match T20 International series followed by a 3-match ODI series.
England Cricket team will forever be grateful to captain Morgan for revitalising ODI and T20 cricket in the country. The middle-order-batter transformed the team’s approach in the limited-overs format which resulted in England winning their first-ever ODI world Cup in 2019.