World Cup Titbits

Maxwell relishing WC clash with England quicks

22 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Glenn Maxwell reckons Australia have no need to fear England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood at the World Cup given they face Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins in the nets, reports AFP.

The old rivals meet at Lord’s on Tuesday for a group match in what could be a preview of the final given both sides are on their way to the last four.

Archer has taken 12 World Cup wickets so far, with Maxwell acknowledging the Barbados-born quick’s “effortless pace”.

But the Australia all-rounder believes the reigning champions’ top order will be more comfortable facing fast bowling than anything else at this World Cup

“I think they’ll be more excited by that (Archer and Wood’s speed) than someone bowling 120s (kph, 74 mph),” Maxwell said.