Jofra Archer

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Jofra Archer
Personal information
Full nameJofra Chioke Archer
Born (1995-04-01) 1 April 1995 (age 23)
Bridgetown, Barbados
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
RoleBowling all-rounder
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2016–presentSussex (squad no. 22)
2017Khulna Titans
2017–presentHobart Hurricanes (squad no. 22)
2018–presentQuetta Gladiators
2018–presentRajasthan Royals
First-class debut8 July 2016 Sussex v Pakistan
List A debut24 July 2016 Sussex v Gloucestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 28 14 66
Runs scored 1,003 192 330
Batting average 31.34 24.00 16.50
100s/50s 0/6 0/0 0/0
Top score 81* 45 36
Balls bowled 5,953 731 1,423
Wickets 131 21 87
Bowling average 23.44 30.71 22.14
5 wickets in innings 5 1 0
10 wickets in match 1 n/a n/a
Best bowling 7/67 5/42 4/18
Catches/stumpings 19/– 4/– 17/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 29 September 2018

Jofra Chioke Archer (born 1 April 1995) is a Barbadian born English cricketer who plays for Sussex County Cricket Club.[1] Archer has an English father and British passport,[2] but initially was not eligible to play for England until the winter of 2022. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) rules stated that as he did not live in England until after his 18th birthday, he needed to complete a seven year residency period. Archer played for West Indies Under-19s three times in 2014 but has signalled his intention to make himself available to England once his residency period was complete.[3] However, in November 2018, the ECB announced a change to its rules, reducing the eligibility period from seven years to three.[4][5]

Career[edit]

On 8 July 2016 he made his first-class debut for Sussex during Pakistan's tour of England.[6] On 24 July 2016, he made his List A debut against Gloucestershire in the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup.[7]

In January 2018, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for £800,000.[8] On 22 April 2018, against the Mumbai Indians on his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut, he took three wickets and was named the player of the match award.[9][10][11]

On 2 August 2018, during the 2018 t20 Blast match against Middlesex, Archer took a hat-trick in the final over of the game.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jofra Archer". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Jofra Archer's England World Cup chances played down - but not ruled out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Jofra Archer: Why has an IPL team just paid £800,000 for a little-known cricketer?". BBC Sport. 1 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Jofra Archer could play for England at World Cup after ECB amend eligibility rules". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Jofra Archer could play for England next year after ECB changes residency rules". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Ireland, Tour Match: Sussex v Pakistanis at Hove, Jul 8-10, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Royal London One-Day Cup, South Group: Gloucestershire v Sussex at Cheltenham, Jul 24, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 July 2016.
  8. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  9. ^ "21st match (N), Indian Premier League at Jaipur, Apr 22 2018 | Match Summary | ESPNCricinfo". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Archer, Gowtham hand Mumbai another final-over defeat". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  11. ^ "An IPL debut to remember for Jofra Archer". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Jofra Archer trumps Eoin Morgan with last-over hat-trick". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 August 2018.

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