‘That’s unlucky Finch’: Jofra Archer’s remarkable past tweets resurface as fans notice bowler predicted England’s dominant bowling display in World Cup semi-final against Australia
- Jofra Archer at the fore with two wickets as Australia were bowled out for 223
- A series of past tweets from the fast bowler emerged ‘predicting’ the game
- He tweeted ‘Finch goes’ in 2014 and dismissed the Aussie captain lbw for a duck
- He warned batsmen about needing two helmets and knocked Alex Carey’s off
Jofra Archer had to wait for his international bow after being rejected by the West Indies and ineligible to play for England, the birthplace of his father.
But a change in the rules allowed England to include one of the stars of Twenty20 franchise cricket in their 15-man squad for the World Cup.
No England bowler has taken more wickets in a single tournament in history, and he was at the fore again as Australia were skittled for 223.
Jofra Archer celebrates after dismissing Glenn Maxwell with a slower ball on Thursday
Archer tweeted ‘Finch goes’ in 2014 and dismissed the Australian captain for a duck
He took two for 32 to take his haul to 19, but cricket fans were looking elsewhere as they rushed to hail the fast bowler.
A series of tweets sent by Archer over the years appeared to predict England’s dominant display in the field after losing the toss.
‘Finch goes’ read one of the first to resurface, after Archer dismissed the Aussie captain first ball leg before wicket.
Another read ‘That’s unlucky Finch’, with the ball predicted to hit the top of the bails and thus the decision staying with the on-field umpire.
He warned batsmen they’d need two helmets against him before removing Alex Carey’s
After a bouncer smashed into wicketkeeper Alex Carey’s helmet, removing it in the process, a tweet came to light saying: ‘That hit he (sic) helmet soo hard’.
While another from 2013 warned: ‘All batsmen buy 2 helmets cause went (sic) we meet they will be in use ..’.
As Steve Smith threatened to take Australia past 250 on his way to 85, a tweet from 2013 emerged saying simply, ‘Shot Smith’.
Archer re-entered the attack after the arrival of Glenn Maxwell to the middle, and he proceeded to remove the dangerous big-hitter with a well-disguised knuckle ball.
A tweet of Archer’s resurfaced asking: ‘Maxwell why?’.
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