Jofra Archer: World Cup final Super Over hero can succeed in Tests, predicts James Anderson
Jofra Archer defended 16 runs in the World Cup Super Over. © AFP

Breakout World Cup star Jofra Archer has been tipped by record-breaker James Anderson to succeed at Test level, with England‘s leading bowler of all time highlighting the 24-year-old’s composure in the final at Lord’s on July 14 as evidence of his pedigree.

In the summit clash of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Archer was given the responsibility of bowling the Super Over from which England had to defend 16 runs to beat New Zealand. He did just that, with the last ball of the over going for one run and Martin Guptill run out coming back for the second.

Archer and Anderson are both carrying injuries that have ruled them out of this week’s Test match between England and Ireland at Lord’s, but the latter is confident that World Cup-winner has what it takes so succeed in the five-day format.

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“If a young guy comes into the team you try and help them settle, allow them to be comfortable and play in the way they want to play,” said Anderson, England’s leading wicket-take in Tests with 575. “He hasn’t played much international cricket, but he’s played quite a lot of franchise cricket around the world, which has given him good experience and exposure to the best players in high-pressure situations.

“But still, to come into a World Cup final and deliver under that sort of pressure was amazing to see, especially for such a young guy. That for me just shows he’s got a great future ahead of him.”

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Barbados-born Archer has played 28 first-class matches, all for Sussex between 2016 and 2018, from which he has claimed 131 wickets at 23.44 apiece with five five-wicket hauls and once taking ten in a game.

The Ashes begin on August 1. The England selectors will name the Ashes squad after the completion of the four-day Test against Ireland.