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'Who’s to say we can’t?' - Archer hopes England can add T20 World Cup trophy to World Cup silverware

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Following on from their success at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019, ace England fast bowler Jofra Archer said that his side could make history by winning back-to-back World Cup titles.

England lifted the 50-over World Cup trophy for the first time, after a final for the ages at Lord's against New Zealand. Now, Archer said, they have their sights trained on next year's T20 World Cup, which will be played in Australia.

"Hopefully, we can win the T20 World Cup next year," Archer told The Telegraph. "We want to climb the rankings in the Test Championship. I think we can make history. We have started already.

"Hopefully, we can win back-to-back [World Cups]. Who’s to say we can’t? Everyone is around the same age in the group we have got together. We will be together for a lot more years."

Video cwc19 22 Jul 19
CWC19: Final – Second Super Over

England won the 50-over crown in dramatic fashion. After tying New Zealand's score, both teams also stood on par with each other after the Super Over that followed, leaving England to be declared victors by virtue of a superior boundary count.

Archer played a vital role. With 21 wickets in his kitty, he finished as England's highest wicket-taker in the tournament, and also delivered the Super Over.

"I was not nervous at all – probably because I didn't realise until about 30 seconds before," he said, looking back. "Anyone could have bowled the Super Over. We were never not going to get another chance. If we lost, there is always another game. At the moment, it is still early in my career."

Archer followed up his World Cup success with a spectacular debut Test series at the 2019 Ashes, where four Tests gave him 22 wickets at an average of 20.27. Archer's fearsome pace was the source of much trouble for Australia, while his battle against Steve Smith made for one of the most riveting subplots in a well-fought series.

"I pretty much know what I need to do cricket-wise and mentally," Archer said. "I’m at a stage where I know how to look after myself. I’ve found what works for me and what doesn’t."


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