Jofra Archer: A Key Contender In The Quest For World Cup Glory In India

Jofra Archer is a world-known right-arm fast bowler. There was a pivotal role of Jofra Archer in England's win in the maiden 50-over world cup, in 2019. Post that he has been down with injuries in his back. Though he is seen to make a powerful comeback, the injury resurfaced. Hence, he could not be part of England's squad in the ongoing ashes. 

Former assistant coach, Paul Farbrace mentioned that Jofra Archer is recovering from his injury. He stated ‘ He is going well, I think he is on course for the World Cup, which is fantastic news’. This news boosted the spirit of the whole team and brought smiles to the faces of the supporters. 

Cause of Jofra Archer’s Injury and Its Consequences

It was in 2020, that Archer’s elbow problem surfaced for the very first time. The player experienced pain in the first test match at Centurion. Later it was declared that Archer was not fit to play and was suffering from a right elbow injury. He will undergo a second scan to know more about the injury. Due to this Archer could not play three of England's test matches and flew back to his home to nurse the elbow injury.  He even missed the T20 series. 

Even the player had to withdraw his participation from Rajasthan Royals for the 2020 IPL. Chris Silverwood states that Archer has to participate in short bursts to preserve and maintain his position. 

Since 2021, Archer could not play a single test match. At the beginning of 2023, he returned to playing international cricket. He came back after a long time and took three wickets in the SA20.  for MI Cape Town. Later, Archer took 1 for 81 in Bloemfintein (10 overs). He also appeared in the white-ball tour of Bangladesh. Archer was hopeful about his participation in the Ashes. He even stated that it would make him happy if he could play even one game. If he can play more than one game this summer, then he will consider it as a bonus. 

Then, Archer disappeared from the scene again after playing the first game of the Indian Premier League. It later comes out that the player underwent elbow surgery, but Archer dismisses such rumour and played five more games in IPL. After that, he had to work on his rehab. It was said that his participation in the Ashes was in danger. 

Jofra Archer will miss playing the Ashes due to the recurrence of a stress fracture on his right elbow was all over the news. As said by Rob Key, the ECB managing director, the player is ‘distraught’ because of his injury. 

Key also mentioned that ‘he was making good progress’ but the elbow injury resurfaced, keeping him out of the game for a long time. 

The player even returned from the Indian Premier League (IPL) early as his right elbow was causing issues. The pain made it challenging for him to continue. The cricket board of Wales and England confirmed that the bowler tried to play despite the discomfort. 

As he is recovering from his injury, Jofra Archer has not been ruled out from the Cricket World Cup that is going to start from October. However, the entire decision of Jofra’s participation in the match lies on the advice of the medical specialist. 

Archer in his first World Cup could pick up 20 wickets and has emerged to be a leading performer. It was his elbow and back injuries that he could not play for nearly two years. However, his potential will not allow these hindrances to take over.

Did Jofra Archer undergo another injury while cleaning the fish tank?
Yes, he got injured after his fish tank broke while he was cleaning it. He had to undergo surgery and extract the glass from a finger in the right hand. 
What is the net worth of Jofra Archer?
As per estimation, the net worth of Jofra Archer is $7 million which is around ₹56 crore. 
Where was Jofra Archer born?
Jofra Archer was born in Bridgeton, Barbados on 1st April 1995.