'Bats like a gun, bowls 90 mph' - Vaughan mesmerised by Archer
May 12 2019
Barbados-born Archer is only three games into an global career that started last week, with just two one-day internationals and a Twenty20 in England colours to his credit.
It already seems inevitable that the Barbados-born paceman will force his way into the final World Cup squad later this month.
He took one wicket and conceded just six runs in four overs before rain meant there was no result in the first ODI of the five-match series.
"I would be absolutely staggered if he's not taking part in the Ashes series as well as the World Cup", Vaughan told reporters in London on Thursday at the launch of the 2019 NatWest No Boundaries campaign, which aims to increase access to cricket.
England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow, who was in stupendous form in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has hailed the tournament, saying it helps in developing skills.
"He's got the character to play at the top level". But that chastening defeat prompted a complete rethink of their approach to the white-ball game.
"That's from the vision Morgs (England captain Eoin Morgan) has had and the way we are playing our one-day cricket".
The victorious 2005 Ashes skipper added: "This England side have got all the tools required to win". He's outstanding, he's different and he plays cricket in the way I wished I could have played the game in terms of mentality.
"I think that the amount of work that has gone into this group of players over the last couple of years, building and building, I firmly believe we've put an amount of effort in that gives us the best chance", he added.
"He'll win England World Cup games, he'll win them T20 games and I'm very, very confident that he'll have a big say in winning Test matches this summer as well as down the years". There will be hard tosses they might lose, they might get on a tricky pitch in the semi-final like they did two years ago in the Champions Trophy (when they lost to Pakistan in Cardiff). In the past, we've kind of arrived at a World Cup just hoping "Freddie" (Andrew Flintoff) might just produce a magic day, or KP (Kevin Pietersen) might do something, or back in the day Alec Stewart might get you off to a good start. "Pakistan are always a threat, India but they (England) have got everything going for them".