Captain Eoin Morgan has reiterated that England will consider fast bowler Jofra Archer for selection ahead of the World Cup.
The Barbados-born Archer has a British passport – and will soon qualify to play for England.
Earlier this year, England and Wales Cricket Board managing director Ashley Giles stated Archer is in contention for a berth in the World Cup squad.
‘I’ve played against Jofra and he comes with a big reputation. That reputation is justified because he’s an extremely talented young cricketer. He’s raw, but he has performed in big tournaments,’ Morgan told the Daily Mail.
‘As soon as he qualifies, we’ll make a decision on him and think about what direction we’re going to go in.’
The 23-year-old Archer has only played 14 List A matches, but has impressed for Sussex, Hobart Hurricanes in Australia’s Big Bash League and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.
‘I think Jofra will be in the World Cup squad. The only problem with Archer is that you don’t know what he’s like in a high-pressure situation, say in a World Cup semi-final with Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the crease. You should always look to improve your squad, and I think Archer would improve this squad,’ former skipper Nasser Hussain told Sky Sports.