Ian Bishop picks Jofra Archer as best fast bowler in modern cricket

Written by Sumit Seth

Former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop believes that it is a great time for world cricket because of the amount of talent on offer when it comes to pacers. Bishop did not give a clear answer when asked about his favourite pacer at this point but said that England all-rounder Jofra Archer has the best technique among his peers. “There are so many. Jofra Archer. I almost feel when he’s on song that it’s the perfect streamlined technique. Naseem Shah. Jasprit Bumrah. Mohammed Shami – oh god, I love Shami! That whole core group of what India bring, where I don’t want to pick anyone and say, ‘This one more than the other’.

“If I had to pick the best technique right now, Jofra Archer when he’s firing. But, I am salivating about world cricket (because of fast bowling talent). That is exciting,” Bishop said in an interview with ESPNCricinfo.

West Indies will take on India in a three-match T20I series starting December 6 which will be followed by a three-match ODI series a two-match Test series. When asked about West Indies’ chances in the upcoming series, he describing India as a dominant force in world cricket and said that the T20 World Cup triumph does not mean that West Indies will be able to beat the hosts in the upcoming series.

“Well, you always have a chance of winning. (But) How many people come to India and beat India? It’s a cauldron. My expectation and hope is for them (West Indies) to win – but if they don’t, I’m not going to be put off.

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