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'He's got so much to offer this team... we'll get the best out of him soon': England captain Joe Root backs Jofra Archer to 'learn quickly' after just two wickets on his first England tour Jofra Archer had two catches dropped off his bowling in the drawn second Test  The bowler struggled with the Kookaburra ball as he secured only two wickets  But captain Joe Root leapt to his defence and said he would learn from the tour 

By Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail

Published: 08:14 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 08:19 GMT, 3 December 2019

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Joe Root has backed Jofra Archer to ‘learn very quickly’ from his first England tour after two Tests at Mount Maunganui and Hamilton netted him only two wickets at 104 apiece.

Archer was more dangerous than those figures suggest, and had two catches dropped off his bowling in the second Test, which ended in a draw to hand New Zealand a 1-0 victory.

But after taking 22 wickets in four Ashes games over the summer at just 20 apiece, Archer’s tour was a pitiless reminder of the demands made by the Kookaburra ball and flat overseas pitches.

Joe Root was happy with Jofra Archer and said he had much to offer the England  team

Joe Root was happy with Jofra Archer and said he had much to offer the England  team

‘I think he’ll learn a huge amount from this,’ said Root. ‘He's got so much to offer this team, and I'm sure it won't be long until we see him tear it up

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