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Jofra Archer targets Virat Kohli World Cup scalp

LONDON: Jofra Archer marked his call-up to England's World Cup squad on Tuesday through atmosphere his points of interest on taking the prized wicket of India captain Virat Kohli.

Barbados-born fast bowler Archer was included in a 15-man squad announced on the back of a mere three one-day internationals, having most effective qualified for the World Cup hosts and favourites on residency grounds in March.


But the 24-year-old, whose father is English, has already faced most of the global's main cricketers whilst taking part in for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

And the Sussex quick had no issues in naming one of the crucial highest batsmen in the sport as his World Cup objectives.

"I'd quite like to get Virat Kohli out because I wasn't able to in the IPL," Archer told Sky Sports.

"Chris Gayle as well," added Archer, mentioning the big-hitting West Indies batsman.

And for all his lack of England enjoy, Archer believes the time he has spent in the IPL has been just right preparation for the drive of a World Cup.

"I think I probably have a bigger advantage over some of the other guys in our team," he stated.

"We play (these guys) twice a (season) in the IPL, so you know their weaknesses, you know their strengths, you know if they can't run between the wickets... it gets you an extra bit of inside information."

He added: "To be honest, I think international cricket is probably the same intensity as the IPL. I think the only thing that changes is the amount of overs (the IPL is a Twenty20 competition)."

With this yr's 10-team 50-over World Cup an all-play-all affair in the staff section, England are set to face the West Indies at Southampton on June 14 and India at Edgbaston on June 30.

But for all of the threat posed through the likes of Gayle and Kohli, Archer was in certainly about essentially the most tough batsman he had bowled at -- Rajasthan and England teammate Jos Buttler.

"The highest participant I faced was Jos Buttler in the nets.

"He is a 360 (degree) cricketer. He can hit you directly down the ground or over the 'keeper's head. I don't think anyplace is safe with him."

Earlier this month, former England captain Michael Vaughan stated he could be "staggered" if Archer performed no part in the home Ashes sequence in opposition to Australia that follows the World Cup, even if the 90 mph (145 kmh) velocity service provider has yet to make his Test debut.

But Archer stated of his Test possibilities: "If they do (choose me) I might be over the moon but right now there's a World Cup to consider. I have most effective simply were given into the aspect and I don't be expecting to be decided on instantly for the Test workforce."

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