Jofra Archer Biography – An English fast bowler for whom England’s Cricket Board changed its own rules!
Jofra Archer was born on April 01, 1995, in Barbados. His father Mr. Frank Archer is an English Citizen and his mother Mrs. Joelle Waithe is from Barbados.
He had started playing cricket from his school time. Initially, he wanted to be a wicket-keeper batsman, and also could bowl leg-spin.
On his coach’s advice, he started fast bowling. During this, he faced many injuries while trying to achieve more pace in his bowling.
Later, in the 2013 cricket Schools Cup final, he dismissed 5 five batsmen and scored 86 runs on the 9th down position. With that, his school got promoted to the higher division.
He played for the under-19 West Indies team 3 times, but this didn’t get him to be selected in the 2014 U-19 world cup. So, later he decided to move to England.
Jofra Archer Biography:
|Jofra Archer's Profile|
|Full Name||Jofra Chioke Archer|
|Date of Birth||April 1, 1995|
|Age||25 Years (in 2020)|
|Birth Place||Bridgetown, Barbados|
|School||Hilda Skeene Primary School,
Christ Church Foundation
|Family & Relationships|
|Playing Role||Bowling allrounder|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast|
|Major Teams||England, Barbados Under-19s, Hobart Hurricanes, Rajasthan Royals, Sussex, Sussex 2nd XI, West Indies Under-19s, Khulna Titans, Quetta Gladiators,|
|Ireland vs England at Dublin (May 3, 2019)|
|England vs Pakistan at Cardiff (May 5, 2019)|
|First-Class Debut||Sussex vs Pakistanis at Hove (July 8-10, 2016)|
|List-A Debut||Gloucestershire vs Sussex at Cheltenham (July 24, 2016)|
|T20 Debut||Sussex vs Hampshire at Hove (July 15, 2016)|
Cricket Career of Jofra Archer:
On July 8, 2016, Archer made his First-Class debut for Sussex against Pakistan. He took 4 wickets for 49 in the first innings and 1 wicket in the second innings.
He made his List-A debut on July 24, 2016. His stats in the match were: 1/48 in the 10 overs with 1 maiden & scored only 2 runs with the bat.
On May 03, 2019, Jofra Archer made his ODI debut against Ireland in which he took 1 wicket at an economy of 5.00. He didn’t get the chance to bat in the game.
After 2 days, On May 5th, he made his T20I debut against the same team and took 2 important wickets in the 4 overs he bowled.
On August 14, 2019, he made his Test debut against Australia at The Oval. He took 2 wickets in the first innings and 3 wickets in the second inning.
Club Cricket Career:
In the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast, Archer played for Sussex Sharks. He took 5 wickets and scored 21 runs in 4 matches. Also, in the next season, he took 14 wickets.
In the 2017-18 Bangladesh Premier League, he played for Khulna Titans. He took 10 wickets in the 9 matches in the tournament he played.
In the 2017 Big Bash League, Archer played for the Hobart Hurricanes for which he took 16 wickets in the season. Later, in the next season of the BBL, he took 18 wickets for his team.
In the same year, he got selected for the Pakistan Premier League. He played only 2 matches in the tournament in which he took 5 wickets for the Quetta Gladiators.
Rajasthan Royals signed Jofra Archer at a whopping price of ₹7.20 crore in the IPL 2018, and soon he justified that price by taking 15 wickets in his first IPL tournament.
He also played IPL 2019 for the same team in which he dismissed 11 batsmen in the tournament. RR also retained him for IPL 2020. He won the Most Valuable Player Award for his splendid performances in the season.
Facts about Jofra Archer:
- His favorite Cricketers are Craig Kieswetter, Chris Jordan, and Joel Garner.
- He was the highest wicket-taker for Sussex in the County season 2017. He picked 61 wickets in 24 innings at an average of 25.29.
- Jofra Archer had played three times for the West Indies Under-19 team in 2013.
- He was left out of the initial World Cup 2019 squad but later got selected for England.
- In addition to all those quick balls, Archer has immense ball-striking talent with the bat and excellent athletic ability in the field.
Frequently Asked Question on Google:
Q1: Is Jofra Archer from West Indies?
Q2: Jofra Archer’s Country?
Ans: He was born in Barbados but currently playing for the England Cricket Team.
Q3: What is the age of Jofra Archer?
Ans: 25 Years (in 2020)
Q4: Who is the father of Jofra Archer?
Ans: Frank Archer
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