Pitches we play on don’t matter, matches finish quickly in England too: Archer

Written by Rohit Pawar

Amid the ongoing pitch debate, England pacer Jofra Archer has said that pitches don’t matter, there is not much to complain about in life and matches finish quickly in England too.

The speedster added that batting wasn’t easy but one should expect the ball to spin when in India.

The quality of Ahmedabad pitch for the 3rd Test has been a topic of debate ever since India won the match inside 2 days. As many as 30 wickets inside 6 sessions. Archer reckoned that matches finish “quickly” in England as well and even recalled similar finishes in matches he was involved in past.

“To me, it doesn’t matter what pitches we play on. There’s not much to complain about in life — apart from bad Wi-Fi, of course!

“The day-nighter I played against Glamorgan three years ago was over in five sessions and on the day I signed my first Sussex contract we beat Leicestershire inside two days, so matches finish quickly in England, too.

“Let’s be honest, we are in India and we have to expect the ball to spin. That’s fine. Although it doesn’t mean that batting is easy,” Jofra Archer wrote for the Daily Mail.

Further, Archer stated that playing against India spinner R Ashwin and Axar Patel in the first innings of 3rd Test was hard and it was that moment when the team was encouraged to play “fearless” cricket by their captain Joe Root. With draw not helping England’s cause to qualify for the World Test Championship final, Root had realised that the team had nothing to lose.

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