Archer: 'If all Test cricket is like this it's going to be very exciting'

Steve Smith and Jofra Archer (Supplied)
Steve Smith and Jofra Archer (Supplied)

Cape Town - Jofra Archer is excited to see what is in store if he has a long career in Test cricket after completing his first series in the longest format.

The 24-year-old paceman picked up 22 Australia wickets in just four Ashes Test matches at an average of 20.27 and was responsible for some hair-raising spells of fast bowling.

His wickets helped England draw a thrilling Ashes 2-2 with one game at Lord's ending in a draw.

Asked how the Ashes had compared to his prior expectations of Test cricket, Archer said: "I don't know! I've never played another Test series, so I don't know how the next one will feel - I actually didn't know when the next one was!

"For me, I take every game like it's a final, an Ashes. It's the same approach, nothing changes.

"I'm still taking it all in. It's my first Test series either way, but if all Test cricket is like this it's going to be very exciting."

Archer took six-wicket hauls in each of England's wins at Headingley and The Oval while he was also responsible for Steve Smith missing a Test because he bowled a fiery ball that hit the batsman in the neck.

Another memorable passage of play involving Archer was his battle with Matthew Wade on the final day of the final Test.

Archer added: "I need a few weeks to actually sit back and reflect on what's happened, but from the moment I pulled an England shirt on it's been amazing, from the first game to Sunday."

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