Stuart Broad hilariously replies to Jofra Archer’s four-year old tweet ahead of Cricket World Cup final – The Sun

ENGLAND legend Stuart Broad replied to a tweet from new pace king Jofra Archer – four years too late!

Ahead of today's Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand, Test star Broad hilariously thought Archer had contacted him ahead of the Lord's showpiece.

But Archer had actually posted his tweet on Twitter on August 6, 2015 – after Broad took eight wickets for 15 runs in a devastating spell in the Ashes series against Australia.

The fast bowler, who was 20 then, said to Broad: "Yes Broad."

The clearly on-the-ball Broad tweeted this morning: "Yes Jof."

But Broad, England's second highest Test wicket-taker of all-time, is clearly a big fan of the Barbados-born player and star of England's stunning World Cup run.

He said: "I loved the style of his run-up. Short, he keeps the stride pattern.

"He looks a really simple action, repeatable, great energy in it. Gets unexpected pace. I think he surprises people he bowls at."

In the interview with The Telegraph, Broad said he also believes Archer will be in the Ashes squad this summer.

He said: "I can’t see a way that Jofra doesn’t play some sort of a role in that Ashes series. I hope he’s in front of the Oval pavilion lifting the urn in September, because he’s an exciting cricketer."

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Archer has taken 19 wickets in this World Cup run, the third highest at the tournament.

Australia danger man Aaron Finch was removed by Archer for a golden duck in the semi-final.

He will be key if England triumph today and capture their first World Cup.

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