New Delhi: England’s dangerous fast bowler Jofra Archer made a successful return to competitive cricket after recovering from an injury, taking two wickets. This was their first competitive match in more than a month and a half. Archer returned for Sussex on Thursday in the County Championship match against Kent and took two wickets for 29 runs in 13 overs.
Archer’s great comeback
Jofra Archer made a great comeback for Sussex against Kent. He dismissed Jock Crawley and Kent captain Bell Drummond and was instrumental in dismissing the opposing team for 145 runs. Archer said, ‘My fitness is good. I think I bowled well. I played for the second class team of Sussex last week and it was good to gain confidence and I am feeling good. ‘
A batsman narrowly escaped on a ball
A dangerous form of Jofra Archer was seen against Kent. Archer was seen bowling in his old rhythm. During the match, he bowled a ball on which batsman Jack Lanning survived narrowly. This fast bouncer from Archer was seen completely unable to play laning and he fell on the pitch while defending himself. If Lanning had not saved himself, the ball could have broken his head.
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Glass was entwined in the hands
Jofra Archer had earlier played his last match between India and England on March 20 as the fifth T20 international. A piece of glass was stuck in his right hand, for which he had to undergo an operation. This fast bowler was injured in his home in January. He was ruled out of IPL 2021 due to this injury. The tournament was later postponed.