Bet of the Day: Enhanced price about Jofra Archer five wicket haul in second Ashes TestPublished on: August 13, 2019Author: Jamie Clark
All the talk in the build-up to the second Ashes Test between England and Australia is about Jofra Archer.
The Barbados born fast bowler took 20 wickets at the Cricket World Cup earlier this summer. England won the 50 overs per side tournament, but then lost The Ashes opener at Edgbaston.
After excelling with the ball in that One Day format, Archer is set for a Test debut. This is because of injury to England’s all-time leading wicket taker James Anderson.
As the hosts are behind 1-0 in The Ashes series, they can’t carry any passengers. England now face Australia at Lord’s – the scene of their Cricket World Cup triumph.
As Archer is a new threat to the tourists in Tests, William Hill offer an enhanced 7/2 that he takes a five wicket haul in either innings.
Rested since the Cricket World Cup, he has already demonstrated that he can cope with high pressure situations.
Why a Jofra Archer five wicket haul could happen
Although England have more experienced bowlers in their attack, Australia’s openers were poor at Edgbaston.
Cameron Bancroft and David Warner didn’t even make double figures at the crease in either innings.
Steve Smith, who bats fourth, is the key wicket Archer and England are looking for. His knocks of 144 and 142 were the backbone of that 251-run Australian victory last time out.
As the 11/4 favourite to be England’s best bowler in the first innings, Archer can look to Stuart Broad for inspiration.
He took a five wicket haul at Edgbaston and famous career best figures of 8-15 at Trent Bridge during the last Ashes series in England in 2015.
The Aussies can be got at by the home attack, and Archer looks sure to be in the thick of the action. Sit back cricket fans and enjoy another dramatic Ashes Test.
It’s Archer that appeals most on his bow in this sphere. Wickets are the top of the Australian order are there for the taking.
Bet of the Day: 7/2 with William Hill, a Jofra Archer five wicket haul in either innings of England v Australia.