All-rounder Ben Stokes has warned Australia that Jofra Archer plans to deliver another barrage in the third Ashes Test at Headingley.

Archer turned in a remarkable debut performance in the rain-affected drawn second Test at Lord’s, with a superb display of hostile fast bowling.

The 92mph delivery which smashed Steve Smith in the neck and ultimately forced him out of the match with concussion proved to be the pivotal point of the game, and could yet be the turning point in the series with Smith ruled out of the third Test - which begins tomorrow - after he suffered with concussion.

Archer had earlier caught Smith’s left forearm, a painful blow which required X-rays and ice compression, touched a peak of 96.1mph and even floored Test cricket’s first concussion replacement, Marnus Labuschagne, with another rocket.

“It’s part of the game and a big part of Jofra’s game - being aggressive, not letting batsmen settle,” Cumbrian Stokes told Sky Sports.

“When someone takes a nasty blow, no bowler is going to say ‘I’m not going to bowl that again because I don’t want to hit them again’. The concern is always there when someone takes it but next ball, when you get back to the mark, it’s ‘I’m going to keep doing it’.

"Everything is so rhythmical with Jofra, it is tough to see when that bouncer is coming. There’s no ‘tell’. He bowled a lot of them, but they don’t seem to pick it up.”

England may travel north trailing 1-0 in the series but 28-year-old Stokes believes they are a different side with their new recruit in tow.

Stokes, from Cockermouth, said: "He gives another dimension to our bowling attack. [In] the first innings, he bowled 29 overs but his last spell of eight was one of the best out-and-out fast-bowling spells I have seen since I started playing.

"We’ve seen Mitchell Johnson do it to us, especially in 2013, but Jofra just makes it look so easy. I’d rather have him on my team than have to face him.

"He’s a frightening talent. Literally, the sky is the limit for him."

Australia coach Justin Langer, meanwhile, yesterday confirmed Smith’s absence after he sat out Australia’s training session.

Smith, 30, was hit by Archer on day four of the second Test, but passed an initial concussion test and returned to continue his innings.

Brain injury charity Headway said it was “incredibly dangerous” for Smith to resume his innings, eventually get out for 92.

“You need to take an ‘if in doubt’ approach,” said Headway deputy chief executive Luke Griggs.

“With concussion, the vision can be blurred and the brain can be slow at processing information. That leads to delayed reaction times and is just incredibly dangerous.”