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Archer: I hope opposition teams are scared when they come up against us


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England paceman Jofra Archer hopes opposition teams are scared at the prospect of playing England during the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Archer will be missing the showpiece event due to the recurrence of a stress fracture in his right elbow, while Stokes was not included in the squad as he continues to focus on his mental health.

Despite the injuries to key players, Archer is confident that the squad selected remains strong enough to win the tournament.

"Let's face it, we have been successful for so long, top of the world rankings as a result, and have players that can dominate on any stage. Yes, myself and Ben Stokes are unavailable, but I'm not worried about that in terms of the way the team will perform. I know there is enough strength in depth to cover our absence,” Archer wrote in his Daily Mail column on Wednesday.

"I hope opposition teams are scared when they come up against us over these next few weeks. I hope people are losing sleep at night, thinking, 'jeez, we have got a tough game tomorrow,”

England begin their World Cup campaign against the highly-rated West Indies in Dubai on October 23.