England pacer Jofra Archer is not just making heads turn at the ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC) 2019 but also getting himself in the record books. The pacer became the joint highest wicket taker in ICC CWC 2019 after his three wicket haul in the match against Sri Lanka in Headlingly, Leeds. Archer now has 15 wickets from six matches, just as Mitchell Starc. Archer has impressed one and all with his bowling in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
England’s tight bowling restricted Sri Lanka to 232/9 in 50 Overs. Jofra Archer was congratulated by the ICC Cricket World Cup for his three wicket haul in Friday’s match.
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That feeling when you realise that you’re the joint leading wicket-taker of #CWC19 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/2VcbZLm4rB
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 21, 2019
Cricket World Cups have always been a platform for bowlers to show their art. The top five all time wicket takers in the world cups have been Glenn McGrath (71), Muttiah Muralitharan (68), Wasim Akram (55), Lasith Malinga (50) and Chaminda Vaas (49). Only Malinga is active among all these players.
Hosts England are playing against Sri Lanka in match 27 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 21, Friday, at Headingley in Leeds. The fortunes of both the teams could not be more diverse. On one hand, there is England, who are the tournament favourite and have played like one, while on the other hand there is the Sri Lanka team which looks like a shadow of the teams that participated in previous world cups.
England has played five matches so far. The hosts have faced South Africa, Pakistan, Bangladesh, West Indies and Afghanistan so far. Barring Pakistan, England has won all the other four matches and won comprehensively. In the last match against Afghanistan, England skipper Eoin Morgan hit a world record 17 sixes in the match en route to his 148 off just 71 balls. England vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 27th ODI Match.
Sri Lanka has also played five matches so far. The island nation faced New Zealand, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia. Out of these five games, the matches against Pakistan and Bangladesh had to be abandoned without a ball bowled due to unrelenting rain. Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand and Australia and managed to win only one match which was against Afghanistan.