Jofra Archer

Country: England
Born: April 01, 1995, Bridgetown, Barbados
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Jofra Archer Bio

Jofra Archer: The Rising Star of English Cricket

Jofra Chioke Archer, born in Barbados to an English father and Bajan mother, has quickly established himself as one of the most talented and promising fast bowlers in English cricket. With a blend of raw pace, accuracy, and the ability to deliver in high-pressure situations, Archer has become a vital asset to the English cricket team.

Archer’s journey to international cricket began when he declared his intention to play for England after moving to the country and taking advantage of his British passport. His impressive performances for Sussex and in various T20 leagues around the world caught the attention of selectors, leading to his debut in an ODI against Ireland.

It didn’t take long for Archer to make his mark on the international stage. His strong performances, including picking up 2 for 29 in a T20I against Pakistan and 1 for 6 in an abandoned ODI, convinced England of his value at the 2019 World Cup. Archer went on to become the most prolific England bowler in the tournament, taking 20 wickets and playing a crucial role in England’s historic victory.

In Test cricket, Archer continued to impress. On his debut against Australia at Lord’s, he showcased his blistering pace by reaching speeds of 96mph and struck both Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne on the helmet. Archer took 22 wickets in the series, making an immediate impact despite missing the first Test. However, his heavy workload took a toll, leading to various injuries and a subsequent two-year absence from international cricket.

Archer’s talent was apparent from the start, catching the attention of his friend and fellow Bajan, Chris Jordan, who brought him to the attention of Sussex. Initially slipping out of the Barbados system due to a serious back injury, Archer showed resilience and determination while playing for Sussex’s 2nd XI and for Horsham in the Sussex Premier League. His impressive performances earned him a contract with Sussex, where he quickly made his mark in all three formats of the game.

Archer’s rise to prominence continued in 2017, with notable performances in the Big Bash League and the IPL. His ability to contribute with both bat and ball has made him a valuable asset in the lower-order, adding to his versatility as a player.

Despite his young age, Archer’s cricketing skills and temperament have earned him comparisons to some of the greats of the game. His high action and raw pace have drawn admiration from cricket enthusiasts worldwide, while his ability to perform under pressure has proven his mental strength.

Looking ahead, Archer has the potential to become one of the leading fast bowlers of his generation. His raw talent, combined with his dedication and work ethic, set him on a path towards achieving great success in the years to come. As English cricket looks to the future, Jofra Archer stands out as a symbol of hope and possibility, a young player poised to leave an indelible mark on the sport.

Jofra Archer Career Stats

Jofra Archer Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 20 0 155 30 7.75 306 50.65 0 0 22 1 2 0
T20Is 15 3 1 19 18* 9.5 11 172.72 0 0 2 1 4 0
ODIs 21 11 6 32 8* 6.4 48 66.66 0 0 3 0 6 0
FC 43 63 10 1201 81* 22.66 1794 66.94 0 6 146 25 21 0
List A 35 22 9 224 45 17.23 206 108.73 0 0 17 9 10 0
T20s 135 67 32 560 36 16 385 145.45 0 0 41 24 38 0

Jofra Archer Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 13 24 2609 1304 42 6/45 8/85 31.04 2.99 62.1 0 3 0
T20Is 15 15 348 444 18 4/33 4/33 24.66 7.65 19.3 1 0 0
ODIs 21 21 1139 913 42 6/40 6/40 21.73 4.8 27.1 0 1 0
FC 43 82 8856 4510 181 7/67 11/137 24.91 3.05 48.9 10 8 1
List A 35 34 1870 1558 63 6/40 6/40 24.73 4.99 29.6 0 2 0
T20s 135 132 3024 3888 169 4/18 4/18 23 7.71 17.8 2 0 0

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