West Indies unfazed by fiery Archer

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    West Indies are confident of neutralizing the Jofra Archer threat as regional head coach Floyd Reifer says the pacer is a familiar foe.

    Archer, despite playing for the Windies’ next opponents in the World Cup – England, was born in Barbados – the home nation of West Indies skipper Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse and Kemar Roach.

    Ahead of Friday’s clash with England, Reifer says, “To be honest, we knew Jofra from a long time. He’s from Barbados. We know him from under-15, under-17 and under-19 so he’s not new to us. Yes, he’s bowling quickly but it is nothing that we’re not accustomed to.”

    The West Indies coach assures that his players will be “ready for him.”

    Friday’s England/West Indies clash at Hampshire Bowl, Southampton bowls off at 5:30am T&T time.

    The regional team sits in 5th position with 3 points from 3 matches after today’s rained out, no-result against South Africa.

    The top four make it to the knockout stage of the World Cup.