• England coach says Archer may bowl shorter spells
• ‘Being a fast bowler is hard work. It’s just how it is’
Chris Silverwood has conceded for the first time he may look at managing Jofra Archer differently in Test cricket. The England coach said he could use Archer in shorter spells than has been the case but, if the situation demanded, he would still ask the paceman to bowl 40 overs in an innings.
“Things like [bowling 40 overs] we have to look at,” Silverwood said. “But sometimes, when needs must, you’ve got to do it. We managed Mark Wood through both the Test matches he’s played here and he’s bowled in short sharp spells. Would we look to do that now with Jof? Yes, we probably would.”