Ashes: Stuart Broad sends Jofra Archer warning to Steve Smith ahead of return in Manchester

first_img India Today Web Desk ManchesterSeptember 3, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 13:07 IST Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer vs Steve Smith all set to resume in Manchester (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSteve Smith set for return after missing 3rd Test Smith was hit on his neck by a Jofra Archer bouncerStuart Broad expects another fiery battle between Smith and Archer in ManchesterEngland fast bowler Stuart Broad said he is looking forward to another “tasty” battle between Steve Smith and Jofra Archer in the 4th Ashes Test, starting September 4 in Manchester.Stuart Broad expects no let up from highly-rated Jofra Archer and that the England fast bowler will be buzzing in captain Joe Root’s ears to get the ball whenever Steve Smith walks into bat at Old Trafford.The England pace spearhead’s comments come after Steve Smith was added in the 12-man squad for the 4th Ashes Test. With the series level at 1-1, Smith’s return is being seen as a massive boost to Australia and Broad’s comments has certainly added spice to the ongoing series.Notably, Steve Smith had to miss the 3rd Test in Headingley due to a delayed concussion after a Jofra Archer bouncer struck him on the neck. Smith needed medical attention but he carried with his first innings only to be ruled out of the 2nd innings.In Steve Smith’s absence, England went on to win the 3rd Test by 1 run after Ben Stokes helped the hosts complete a miraculous chase of 359 runs.”It was a really tasty bit of cricket at Lord’s. Smith was on 80, playing beautifully, and Jofra went from 84mph to 95mph. He was really charging in,” Stuart Broad said on the eve of the 4th Test.He added: “That sort of cricket is awesome to watch on the telly or from the stands but when you’re stood at mid-on, it’s pretty special. Hopefully we can have a battle like that again.”advertisementFeels like doctors are running out every 10 overs: Stuart BroadStuart Broad himself had been on the receiving end of a vicious bouncer from Varun Aaron in 2014. The England star suffered a broken nose and revealed he had nightmares after the blow to his face.Broad’s ability to play bouncers diminished after the blow but the England pacer expects no such psychological effects of the Jofra Archer’s bouncer on Steve Smith.”Smith has got a bit more skill than me with the bat so it probably won’t affect him. I don’t think I’ve ever played in a series where so many people have been hit in the head. It feels like the doctors are running out every 10 overs, doesn’t it? But that’s part of Test cricket,” Broad added.Australia have dropped Usman Khawaja to accommodate Marnus Labuschagne who shone after coming in as Test cricket’s first-ever concussion substitute in Leeds.Mitchell Starc, who missed the first 3 Tests, has also been added to the 12-man squad after the left-arm pacer’s impressive outing in the recently-concluded tour match against Derbyshire in Manchester.Also Read | Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami make India pace unit peerless in Test cricketAlso Read | India vs West Indies: Can feel for batsmen who face Jasprit Bumrah, says Virat KohliAlso Read | Dressing room feels calm when Hanuma Vihari is batting: Virat KohliAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Jofra ArcherFollow Steve SmithFollow Ashes 2019Follow Stuart BroadFollow England VS AustraliaFollow ManchesterFollow Varun Aaron Ashes: Stuart Broad sends Jofra Archer warning to Steve Smith ahead of return in ManchesterAshes 2019, England vs Australia: Steve Smith, who has recovered from concussion after blow to head from Jofra Archer bouncer, is all set to make the playing XI for the 4th Test, starting September 4 in Manchester.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Nepali woman deported from Sri Lanka reported missing

Although Air India’s passenger list shows Malati as a passenger, she wasn’t found at the TIA immigration, raising a serious question about the security systems deployed by the TIA and Air India.The immigration officers at TIA have sent her passport and ticket’s copy to the Department of Immigration (DoI) for further investigation. The case has completely astounded the immigration officers at the DoI. According to the airlines staff, Malati ran away while she was being brought to the immigration counter from the flight. “The case looks very funny but is extremely serious one. It raises questions about the security systems at our immigration and of Air India,” said an official in a condition of anonymity.The source hinted at the role of agents who take girls and women to Gulf and other destination countries. “There are high chances that Malati was sneaked out with the help of agents who are hand in gloves with immigration officers,” added the source.Air India staff, who handed Malati’s passport to the TIA Immigration Officers, have said that she was in the flight from Delhi to Kathmandu and provided a copy of the record of passengers who boarded the flight to back their claim. Once Nepali citizens are deported from any foreign countries, they are brought to the DoI for investigation. The DoI can even detain the deportees for a certain period of time for investigation.The DoI has formed a three-member committee to look into the case. “We are investigating the case of Malati to find her out through a committee. As of now, we can’t say whether she had boarded the flight from Delhi or fled after landing at the TIA,” said Director General at the DoI Kedar Neupane.Sri Lanka has emerged as one of the new transit points to traffic Nepali girls into Gulf and many other destination countries like Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. (Colombo Gazette) After the flight arrived in Kathmandu, the staff of Air India handed over Malati’s passport and a copy of her ticket to the immigration officers at the TIA, but she was not with them. A Nepali woman deported from Sri Lanka has been reported missing as she was not on the flight which reached Nepal.Malati BK, 38, was refused entry by the Sri Lankan immigration authorities and was deported from the country on February 7, myrepublica.com reported. She was placed on a Colombo-Kathmandu flight of Air India that was set to land at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) via New Delhi. read more