XtraTime Web Desk: The nation who introduced and originated the game of cricket, finally breaks their jinx and wins their first ever ICC World Cup title. When everyone is heaping praise on the heroics of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler, a Caribbean star silently came on the headlines by defending 3 runs off 2 balls to lead them towards glory.
Jofra Archer, who was born in Barbados and grew up playing cricket for West Indies junior teams, decided to pursue an international career elsewhere after being left out of the Under-19 team for the 2014 World Cup.
The 24-year-old, who qualifies to play for England through his British father, became eligible for his newly-adopted country in March and made his debut in a one-day game against Ireland last month.
He was then included in the World Cup squad and has shown glimpses of why England was so desperate to have him in its team by taking nine wickets in the hosts’ first four group games. He took an England-record 20 wickets at the World Cup to help the hosts to form a title-winning bowling line up.
Not only that, his brilliance in the super over was no short of absolute gem. He kept his nerve and led England to their first ever ICC World Cup title.