Lord’s awaits Jofra Archer and England will hope for instant impact | Vic Marks

Joe Root needs Archer’s debut to be like that of Tony Greig or Kevin Pietersen rather than Graeme Hick or Andy Caddick

The advent of any Test debutant is a source of excitement. But some are more exciting than others. On Wednesday, if the weather permits, Jofra Archer becomes the 693rd man to play for England.

Expectations are unusually high for Archer but he does not seem too bothered by that. He is not the first cricketer to come from overseas to be picked almost immediately once the regulations allow. For these players the leeway given to a newcomer to Test cricket does not necessarily apply.

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