Jofra Archer’s return to international cricket is on the cards after he was named in the 13-men squad of Sussex for the County Championship game against Kent. This is the final chance for the right-arm pacer to prove his match fitness in order to play for England in the two-match Test series against New Zealand.
Jofra Archer sustained a serious injury while cleaning his tank but he was stuck with a piece of glass in his right hand. This is the reason why he had to undergo surgery in order to remove that fragment. Meanwhile, he also underwent through a treatment of his elbow problem that had a great impact on his bowling.
Jofra Archer Returns To First-Class Cricket For Sussex
The England pacer was ruled out of the Indian Premier League 2021 as well. However, the tournament was also suspended halfway due to a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases within the teams.
Sussex’s coach Ian Salisbury looked happy after getting Archer in the squad for the game against Kent. He said any side will be overwhelmed to have a bowler like Archer in their side on any given day.
“Any team in world cricket would be excited to name Jofra in their squad for a game. Everybody is aware of his talents,” Sussex coach Ian Salisbury said.
England will host the series opener against New Zealand at the historic The Lords on 4th June followed by the 2nd Test in Birmingham. Soon after that, the Kiwi side will take on Team India in the World Test Championship final that will be played at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. Next, England will host five-match Test series for Team India in the month of August.