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Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer and His Prediction for Resignation of Umpire Joel Wilson

Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer and His Prediction for Resignation of Umpire Joel Wilson

Umpires Aleem Dar and Joel Wilson during the first test of The Ashes 2019

The most awaited series, the Ashes 2019 have been going on between the arch-rivals England and Australia at Edgbaston, Birmingham. However, alongside Steve Smith‘s twin centuries, Stuart Broad’s stunning bowling and Matthew Wade’s century, umpiring errors have also made headlines. Both the umpires Joel Wilson and Aleem Dar has made several wrong judgements throughout the series. Where Dar has 5, Wilson took 10 wrong decision.

On Day 5 of the first Ashes, Joel Wilson’s first wrong decision came when England Test captain Joe Root was given leg before in the 13th over of England’s second innings. However, Joe Root immediately reviewed the decision where replays showed that James Pattinson’s delivery was going down the leg side and he was not dismissed.

In the 17th over, Joe Root was again adjudged leg before by Joel Wilson off Peter Siddle ‘s bowling and yet again the England captain asked for DRS. The replays showed that Root got a big inside edge. With this error, he made 10 wrong decisions in the first Test of Ashes 2019. Surprisingly, Joel Wilson has recently added to the ICC Elite Panel for umpires.

On the other hand, England bowler Jofra Archer has a Tweet on this too like the other things. He has certainly become more popular for his prediction over things from much before which resemble the current situation. He tweeted, “Joel Wilson retire after today” three years ago which fans have found today and started sharing on Twitter.


Even not only this, Wilson made wrong decisions with Joe Root before too when he was given out for caught behind and replays showed that the ball actually touched the stumps, but the bails did not fall. Joe Root, although, did not score big at that time.

Ahead of that, during the Australian innings, Usman Khwaja and Mathew Wade would have lost the wickets off Chris Woakes if only a review was taken, while James Pattinson left the crease without taking a review to the decision.

Cricket – Ashes 2019 – First Test – England v Australia – Edgbaston, Birmingham, Britain – August 5, 2019, Umpire Joel Wilson Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

After his second review today, ex-England Test captain Michael Vaughan had shared on Twitter, “When Joel Wilson gives you OUT .. You just review it .. #Fact #Ashes”

Twitterati made fun of Joe Wilson and started tweeting hilarious Tweets.

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