London, July 14
England shouldn’t be overly reliant on categorical tempo within the subsequent two Tests in opposition to West Indies and should contemplate alternating Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, former fast Darren Gough has mentioned.
England opted for the categorical velocity of Archer and Wood and the expertise of James Anderson in Southampton however misplaced by 4 wickets within the collection opener.
“I’ve said from the start — rotate Archer and Wood,” Gough, who performed 58 Tests between 1994 and 2003, advised Sky Sport Cricket.
“We got a bit carried away, seeing Wood bowl really quickly in South Africa. We’ve seen Archer do it, but it’s very hard to do it every single game.”
Gough mentioned England also needs to carry again Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes for the second Test, which begins on Thursday at Manchester’s Old Trafford.
“I would rest Wood and Anderson at Old Trafford and bring in Broad and Woakes,” Gough mentioned.
“That would be my plan then, with back-to-back Test matches, you bring Anderson and Wood back (for the third Test).”
Former captain Michael Vaughan mentioned it might be unfair to criticise Archer, who claimed three second-innings wickets in Southampton, for not bowling constantly in extra of 90 miles per hour.
“The body just doesn’t allow you to do it every single over that you bowl,” Vaughan advised BBC Radio 5.
“But when you get that click, that six or seven overs where everything is in sync and you see the ball flying down at 90mph-plus causing chaos, that’s why you put Jofra Archer in your team.” Reuters