SOUTHAMPTON (AFP) - England captain Eoin Morgan knows better than maximum the feelings Jofra Archer will enjoy whilst the quick bowler plays in opposition to his local West Indies for the primary time.

Dublin-born batsman Morgan, who switched allegiance from ireland to England a decade in the past, is ready to steer the tournament hosts against the Caribbean aspect in a world Cup group suit in Southampton on Friday.

Barring a late harm, Morgan s team will consist of Barbados-born brief Archer, who handiest certified for England in advance this yr however whose capability to bowl at speeds of up to ninety five mph now makes him a primary parent as they chase a primary 50-over international Cup title.


Archer, whose father is English, might have been gambling for the West Indies had he now not been overlooked for the underneath-19 international Cup four years in the past.

That fateful decision was to spark a sequence of occasions that noticed Archer joining Sussex and then start the manner of qualifying to play international cricket for England.

Now he might be up towards masses of acquainted faces in fellow Bajans which include West Indies captain Jason Holder and Shai wish, as well as former youth team-associates Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer.

Morgan, recalling his personal first revel in of playing in opposition to ireland for England, said Thursday: "I think it is a second where you reaffirm your selection. The distinction is the texture.

"while you play in opposition to men which you ve played with at age-institution level, it seems like a membership sport against your buddies you ve regarded for a long term, compared to gambling towards strangers. That s the distinct feel.

"Being in that function myself it does sense distinctive. He gained t realize the way it feels till he performs the sport. If I feel the want (to speak to him) i'm able to, but I haven t but."

meanwhile, Morgan sponsored the 24-12 months-vintage Archer, who has taken nine wickets in six one-day internationals at a healthy average of 27, to address the inevitable scrutiny with the intention to come his way on Friday.

"I m positive he's going to handle it like he s dealt with the entirety else within the tournament to date," said his skipper.

"every project he has come up against thus far he has come out the opposite aspect in reality nicely. So let s just see how it is going, we are not expecting anything majorly exceptional.

"Jofra is extremely thrilling because the whole thing he has been confronted with, specially out on the field, he has conquer.

"He s nevertheless studying, he s a totally young, he has plenty of expertise, and this is superb for us. It s exceptional that he s in an England shirt now."