& # 39; There is no home advantage & # 39 ;: Jofra Archer admits that No. 1 ranked England cannot rely on a trusted environment to win a World Cup
- Jofra Archer maintains that the home advantage will not help England's tournament favorites
- England offers the possibility to win the World Cup in their own backyard
- The team is currently ranked as No. 1 one-day international side of the world
- England lost to Australia with 12 points in a warm-up match in The Ageas Bowl
Jofra Archer maintains that home advantage will not help England during the Cricket World Cup.
The 12th edition of the 50-piece showpiece starts on Thursday when England faces South Africa at the Kia Oval.
England enters the competition as the number 1-ranked international team after a four-year transformation under head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Eoin Morgan.
Jofra Archer emphasizes that the home advantage England will not help with the Cricket World Cup
And with the home-grown tournament, England is expected to end their 44-year waiting period for their first World Cup success.
Archer will be an important part of every glory, but the Barbados-born star – who has an English father, British passport and is qualified to stay in March – believes there is no partisan atmosphere under the crowds, referring to their recent 4 0 ODI series win against Pakistan as an example.
& # 39; There is no home advantage, & # 39; he said Sportsmail only at Lord & # 39; s prior to the ECB's Express self-campaign.
& # 39; We just played in Cardiff and there were many opposition fans there and they were in Leeds too – they had almost as much as the home team! I know that if we play India, they will also have a large following, for example.
Archer was only seen twice in the ODI series of five games against Pakistan
& # 39; I hope we have the home advantage here, but even if it isn't, I hope it doesn't affect the way we play. We know what to do and as long as we run the crowd, nothing matters. & # 39;
Archer was only seen twice in the ODI series of five games against Pakistan – England chose to let their X-factor bowler rest after playing an extensive cricket abroad in various franchises.
The 24-year-old was originally equipped for Saturday's ODI against Australia, but was recalled after an injury from Mark Wood before he got a shock with a knock.
While fans of England are desperate to see the 90 mph-plus bowler in action, he understands why he is equipped with the Cricket World Cup, the greater the focus.
& # 39; I am not angry or anything, & # 39; he said. & # 39; I have been playing cricket all year round now and it would be a lot easier to prevent an injury than to pamper one. I think they viewed it as a precaution. & # 39;
Steve Smith made a winning century game when Australia defeated England in 12 seconds in a warm-up
England, who lost 12 against Australia in a warm-up match at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday, will face their old enemy on June 25 during Lord & # 39; s in the Cricket World Cup group stage. After the tournament, the two rivals will compete against each other in the Ashes – starting on August 1.
Archer could play a role in the Test team if England wants to regain the urn, but he emphasizes that his focus is now simply on the ODI format and winning the World Cup.
& # 39; I only focus on the World Cup. I think we owe it to the whole of the UK to take it home, & he added. & # 39; It was a long time ago and there is no better place to win at home. & # 39;
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