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England would be silly not to pick Jofra Archer for the World Cup, says Hurricanes coach

The Sussex allrounder has taken six wickets in three matches in the current BBL campaign - having taken 16 in 12 for the Hurricanes in the 2017/18 tournament

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Jofra Archer’s Hobart Hurricanes coach, Adam Griffith, says it would “be silly” if the blockbuster allrounder was not selected for England’s 2019 World Cup squad.

Earlier this year the ECB announced changes to the England eligibility criteria, making the Barbados-born Archer available for selection in 2020.

He has taken six wickets in three matches so far in the current BBL campaign - having taken 16 in 12 for the Hurricanes in the 2017/18 tournament - and Griffith believes the Sussex man’s talent can taken him into the Test arena as well as earn him a place in Eoin Morgan’s team in 2019.

"He's got the talent [to play Tests], no doubt. We've seen what he can do in white-ball [cricket],” said Griffith.

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Archer is representing Hobart for a second successive BBL season

"I think he'll definitely play a role for them in the World Cup - they'd be silly if he didn’t."

Archer has made clear his ambitions of representing England, despite playing for West Indies Under-19s previously, but England's white-ball skipper had suggested the World Cup may come too soon for the allrounder.

"He's on record that Test cricket is something he wants to play, he sees it as the pinnacle of what he can do," added Griffith.

"He's a super talent … he's hyper competitive. He wins games of cricket, so I think they [England] will be looking at him."

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