Express fast bowling is a rare virtue in today’s times and the name of Jofra Archer is certainly keeping the flag flying. The 27 year old Barbados born English player has been missing out on cricketing action since 2021 due to spare of injuries that he has faced over the last few years.
Archer has now given the English and Mumbai Indians fans a massive boost. The right arm fast bowler is now stepping on the gas to make a return to top flight cricket and take the world by storm once again.
Archer sweating it out with the England lions –
27 year old Jofra Archer is looking to make a return to cricket for the first time since 2021. The pacer last played international cricket on the tour of India where he was part of the England squad. During the 2021 tour, Archer played the test and T20 matches, while last ODI appearance came against Australia in 2020.
Archer’s last ever cricket game was for Sussex when he played 4 games and picked 5 games with the ball. The stint with Sussex was his first attempt at comeback before he was laid low by yet another injury set back.
Jofra Archer bowling in England whites, to Zak Crawley pic.twitter.com/Z8Z8appECw— Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) November 23, 2022
Archer set to be part of TATA IPL 2023-
Mumbai Indians earlier this year surprised fans by picking Jofra Archer, despite knowing he wont be part of the TATA IPL 2022 season. The five time champs called it a calculated move and paid 8 Crore rupees for the right arm quick.
Archer is now targeting the 2023 TATA IPL season as he would look to form a formidable bowling combination with Jasprit Bumrah. Ever since the news of Archer’s comeback has hit the news, the Mumbai Indians fans have been cock-a-hoop with the anticipation of seeing the J and J duo dismantle the opposition batting.
Huge 2023 ahead for England –
Archer will also have his eyes on the all important Ashes series which is to take place in England in 2023. This could be the last time the Stuart Broad and James Anderson don the English colors. Jofra Archer who made his test debut against Australia in 2019 will want to add to his tally of 42 test wickets as the two traditions rivals resume battle in 2023. England will also defend their ODI title when they come to India to take part in the 50 over World Cup towards the end of the year and Archer will again play a huge role.