Jofra Archer is a professional cricket player from England. He is a fast bowler known for his speed, accuracy, and ability to generate bounce and movement off the pitch. Archer was born on April 1, 1995, in Bridgetown, Barbados, and moved to England in 2015 to pursue his cricket career.
|Role : All-rounder||Batting Style : Right-handed|
|Bowling Style : Fast Seam||Nationality : English|
|DOB : 01 April 1995||IPL Debut : 2018|
Archer made his international debut for England in 2019 and quickly became one of the team’s key players. He played a crucial role in England’s victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, taking 20 wickets throughout the tournament. Archer has also played for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League.
Off the pitch, Archer is known for his calm and laid-back demeanor. He has spoken openly about his struggles with mental health and the challenges of dealing with the pressures of professional cricket. Archer is also a talented musician and has played guitar in his spare time since he was a child.
Jofra Archer Cricket Career
Archer’s cricket career began in Barbados, where he played for the West Indies under-19 team. However, he later moved to England in 2015 and began playing county cricket for Sussex. His performances for Sussex caught the eye of the England selectors, and he was soon called up to the national team.
Archer made his international debut for England in May 2019, playing in a One Day International (ODI) against Ireland.
He quickly established himself as one of England’s top bowlers, with his pace and accuracy making him a formidable opponent for any batsman.
Later that year, he played a crucial role in England’s victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, taking 20 wickets throughout the tournament and bowling the crucial super over in the final.
Archer has also played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL). He was signed by the Rajasthan Royals in 2018 and has been a key player for the franchise ever since.
In the 2020 IPL, he took 20 wickets in just 14 matches and was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament. In the BBL, he played for the Hobart Hurricanes in 2018-19 and was again a standout performer, taking 18 wickets in 11 matches.
Despite his success on the cricket field, Archer has also faced some challenges off the pitch. In 2020, he withdrew from England’s tour of Sri Lanka due to a stress fracture in his elbow.
He has also spoken openly about his struggles with mental health and the pressures of professional cricket. Despite these challenges, Archer remains one of the most exciting and talented fast bowlers in the world, and his performances on the field continue to impress fans and pundits alike.
Jofra Archer Cricket Records
Archer has achieved several impressive records during his cricket career so far. Some of his notable records are:
- Fastest delivery by an Englishman in international cricket: In the 2019 Ashes series against Australia, Archer bowled at a speed of 96.1 mph (154.5 km/h), which is the fastest delivery ever recorded by an Englishman in international cricket.
- Most wickets by an English bowler in their debut World Cup campaign: Archer took 20 wickets in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, which is the most by any English bowler in their debut World Cup campaign.
- Youngest bowler to take a five-wicket haul in an Ashes Test: Archer was just 24 years old when he took a five-wicket haul in the 2019 Ashes series, making him the youngest bowler to achieve this feat for England in an Ashes Test.
- Best figures by an English bowler on T20I debut: In his debut T20I match against Pakistan in 2019, Archer took 2 wickets for just 29 runs, which are the best figures by an English bowler on T20I debut.
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2020 IPL: Archer was named the MVP of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) after taking 20 wickets in just 14 matches and helping the Rajasthan Royals reach the playoffs.
Batting & Fielding
These records demonstrate Archer’s skill and ability as a fast bowler, and he is widely considered to be one of the most exciting young talents in the game today.
FAQ : Jofra Archer
A. Jofra Archer was born in Bridgetown, Barbados.
A. Jofra Archer is known for his fast bowling, and his speed has been recorded at over 96 mph (154.5 km/h) in international cricket.
A. Jofra Archer has played for Sussex in county cricket, as well as the Rajasthan Royals & now Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL).
A. As of 2021, Jofra Archer’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer has won several awards throughout his career, including the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the 2020 IPL and the Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit of Cricket award in 2019.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer played a crucial role in England’s victory in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, taking 20 wickets throughout the tournament.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer has several tattoos, including one on his right arm that says “Never forget where you came from” and another on his left arm that says “Dedication, discipline, desire.”
A. Jofra Archer’s father is English, while his mother is Barbadian, making him of mixed ethnicity.
A. Jofra Archer is 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm) tall.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer has faced several injuries during his career, including a stress fracture in his elbow that caused him to withdraw from England’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2020.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer is active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram, where he often shares updates about his cricketing career and personal life.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer has three siblings – two brothers and a sister.
A. Jofra Archer is primarily a fast bowler and is considered to be a key player in England’s limited-overs teams, particularly in the T20 and ODI formats.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer holds several records in international cricket, including the fastest delivery ever recorded by an Englishman in international cricket and the most wickets by an English bowler in their debut World Cup campaign.
A. Yes, Jofra Archer has won several Man of the Match awards throughout his career, including in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final and in the 2020 IPL.