LONDON – There have been few more explosive test debuts than the one made by England's Jofra Archer in the second match of the Ashes series against Australia at Lord's.
Although England failed to win the match, Archer's hostile spell on the fourth day served notice that the 24-year-old Barbados-born fast bowler has the ability to enjoy a stellar career.
The bare statistics do not tell the whole story.
Archer took two wickets in the first innings and three in the second as Australia limped to 154 for six to force a draw on Sunday and remain 1-0 up in the series.
But he left a trail of devastation in his wake, hitting Australia's leading batsman Steve Smith with a sickening blow to the neck which forced him to retire hurt.