West Indies would not swap any of their bowlers for England star Jofra Archer, says Shane Dowrich

Jofra Archer has excelled for England since making his international debut last year
Jofra Archer has excelled for England since making his international debut last year (Picture: Getty)

 

Shane Dowrich insists West Indies would not swap any of their pace bowlers for England star Jofra Archer.

Barbados-born Archer has thrived for England since becoming eligible to play for his adopted country last year, taking 55 wickets in 22 matches, including 20 during the victorious World Cup campaign.

Windies wicketkeeper Dowrich hailed his fellow Bejan as an ‘amazing talent’ but said he was more than satisfied with his team’s bowling attack.

‘I know Jofra pretty well, he’s an amazing talent and I wish him well going into this series,’ Dowrich said ahead of the three-match Test series against England which starts on July 8.

‘But at the end of the day when we cross that line, it’s the West Indies against England.’

Asked if he would rather have Archer in the West Indies line-up than face him, Dowrich replied: ‘No. I think he’s made his decision in terms of where his career is going to go, and I wish him all the best, as I said.

‘But at the end of the day we have a wonderful bowling line-up and I’m happy with the team that take the field with me.’

West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich with captain Jason Holder
West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich with captain Jason Holder (Picture: Getty)

 

England’s behind-closed-doors series against West Indies starts at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, with the second and third matches taking place at Manchester’s Old Trafford from July 16 and July 24 respectively.

While Windies are missing batsmen Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer, who both opted out of the tour over coronavirus concerns, they are able to call upon an impressive pace attack.

Dowrich, who has scored 1,444 runs in 31 Tests, believes Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder can cause England problems.

He added: ‘If you look at the main four in Shannon, Kemar, Jason and Alzarri, they all present different skills.

‘Kemar is probably the most skilful of all them in terms of being able to get a consistent line and length, and moving the ball both ways.

‘Shannon and Alzarri have a little more pace, and Jason is Mr Consistent; he can put the ball on a 10-pence piece.

‘So I think we bring the whole dynamic, and then obviously you have young Chemar Holder coming up, who is an exciting talent and the way he bowled in first-class cricket this season shows that.

‘We have a well-versed attack and I look forward to seeing them bowl in this series.’

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