Archer challenge was unbelievable – Says Glenn Phillips


It’s never easy to face a rampant fast bowler when he has a threatening bouncer. Good luck, if you are up against England’s Jofra Archer. He’s tall, he’s scary with his looks and he’s even more scary with his deceptive pace.

Glenn Phillips, New Zealand A’s wicket-keeper batsman, had an experience like never before when he was up against England on Day 1 of the 3-day warm-up game at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei on Friday (November 15)

“My goodness. That was the quickest I’ve faced in my life. The challenge was unbelievable,” Phillips said.

Opting to bat first, the home team lost Rachin Ravindra early, but Phillips saw off some good new ball bowling and shared a 107-run second wicket stand with Hamish Rutherford to steer the side out of trouble. However, as he crossed fifty, Archer returned with a fiery spell bowling bouncers at will.

“He got me on the forearm, he nearly took my head off a couple of times and then he took me on the chest a couple of times.