Jofra Archer, who will be eligible to play for England next month, has been impressive for Sussex and across many Twenty20 leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League. @ Getty Images

Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer may see himself donning England colours as soon as the ICC World Cup 2019 if ODI captain Eoin Morgan‘s hint on Monday is anything to go by. Archer, who will be eligible to play for England next month, has been impressive for Sussex and across many Twenty20 leagues such as the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League.

With No. 1-ranked England falling short on their bowling attack, there are high chances that Morgan and Co. might just make the cut. The deadline for teams to announce their World Cup squads is on April 23. “I’ve played against Jofra on numerous occasions and he comes with a big reputation,” Morgan told the Daily Mail. (ALSO READ: Jofra Archer eligible to play for England from January after ECB’s change in regulation)

“That reputation is justified because he’s an extremely talented young cricketer. He’s raw but he’s performed in big tournaments around the world like the IPL and the Big Bash. As soon as he qualifies we’ll make a decision on him, and think about what direction we’re going to go in. The aim of the side is to continuously better ourselves, and the end goal is to be contenders for the World Cup.”

Throwing light on the 23-year-old pacer’s positives, Morgan explained: “His biggest attributes are death bowling and pace. But we do have two guys who can bowl 90mph in Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood. Jofra’s young and exciting so there’s a lot of talk about him.” (ALSO READ: Jofra Archer not losing sleep over World Cup dreams)

England have never won a World Cup despite reaching the finals thrice. However, this time, the hosts are pitted strong favourites having won 41 of their last 54 ODIs. “No, I don’t allow myself to think about it at all,” Morgan said when asked if the favourites tag adds more pressure. (VIDEO: Jofra Archer’s hat-trick for Sussex against Middlesex)

“The game can be cruel and if we need an example of that we need only look back to the World Twenty20 final in 2016. The final over that Ben Stokes bowled emphasised how unpredictable sport is and that’s why we love it. Every time you think you’re good you’re not. ‘Just because we’ve become No 1 in the world we haven’t changed anything. We play like we’re No 2 and we’re chasing somebody. We’re always trying to chase and better ourselves.”