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England pace bowler Jofra Archer is”all for the battle” using Australia’s Steve Smith but he is”not wanting to frighten” the batsman.
Smith missed the third Ashes Test at Headingley after he was struck on the neck with a 92mph delivery in Archer.
But, Smith is set to return for its fourth Test at Old Trafford, using the five-match series tied at 1-1.
“He’s a tough nut. I am only here to get him out,” Archer told BBC Sport.
“I’m all for the struggle, but I’m not likely to get trapped in it either. There is other players we will need to get out as well.”
England claimed a dramatic triumph to level the series, however, holders Australia will retain the Ashes when they win both of the two Tests.
Smith has been the standout player in the show so far 378 runs in three innings, including two centuries in the first Test at Edgbaston.
He had been forced to retire hurt on 80 later he chose a blow to the arm at a battling innings and was struck by Archer in Lord’s.
Concussion substitute Marnus Labuschagne in the second innings returned to create 92 but replaced him as Australia survived to draw the Test.
Asked when he thought Smith feared himArcher said:”I don’t know. He came back into bat, he is a nut.
“He is a world-class batter – he is number one in the rankings. He’s probably one of the important wickets we need to get, but not the sole wicket.
“I am not wanting to scare him , I am just hoping to get him out”
Archer made his Test debut at Lord’s at the match of the show and impressed by his speed and precision.
He’s taken 13 wickets in two Tests for England, including 6-45 in the first innings at Headingley.
Because the hosts won the World Cup in 29, the 24-year-old capable to play in March, made his debut bowled the superb over and made his Test debut.
His speed has set him apart from the remainder of the England attack, however, Archer added:”It’s all right to bowl quickly but occasionally nobody is fearful of bowling.
“We’ve seen that this show you’ve still have to get the guys out.”
England XI for fourth Evaluation: Rory Burns, Joe Denly, Joe Root (capt), Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler, Craig Overton, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach.
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