Jofra Archer is a Barbadian-born English cricket player who made a cricket debut for England in 2019. In 2019, he was chosen to play ODIs against Pakistan and Ireland. His first Test debut was against Australia in the 2019 Ashes series. His bowling speed is 150 kph.
Jofra, whose full name Jofra Chioke Archer was born in 1995 in Bridgetown, Barbados. Jofras’ father Frank Archer English and Jofras’ mother Joelle Waithe is Barbadian. He received British citizenship through his father. Before he played for England, he had played for West Indies under-19s in 2014. However, he intends to play for England. Therefore, he moved to England to get citizenship.
Jofra Archer Wiki – Personal Information
Born: Apr 01, 1995
Age: 25 years
Birth Place: Bridgetown, Barbados
Batting Style: Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast bowler
Test Debut: vs Australia in 2019, Aug 14
ODI debut: vs Ireland in 2019 May 03
Rajasthan Royals has purchased Jofra in IPL auction for 7.2 million in 2018. He played his first IPL against Mumbai Indians and took three wickets.
West Indies have produced an all-rounder who can bat and bowl at a rapid pace. Jofra is the one among them in the list. Though Jofra played for his home country West Indies, West Indies Cricket Board has not shown much interest in him. In addition to this, a continuous back injury checked his progress in cricketing.
His fellow cricketer Chris Jordan suggested him to his club Sussex. As a result, he was picked in the shorter formats as well. The performance in Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia has fetched a global recognition. He, with natural ability, played well at ease in all formats.
Jofras’ performance at the BBL has brought him IPL in 2018. He was purchased by Rajasthan Royals in 2018. In his first IPL, he took overall 15 wickets. His bowling economy is impressive. Apart from bowling, he can bat well. His batting has not been used so far.
Jofra couldn’t get a place in the preliminary 15-member World Cup squad, though he was the most talked-about player before the mega event began. He made his ODI debut against Ireland and Pakistan before the World Cup.
To make him in the list of 15 man England squad, England Cricket Board relaxed qualification norms to let him play for England. He continued his test debut against arch-rival Australia and won with 22 wickets from four tests. Rajasthan Royals chose to retain him for IPL 2020. He can bowl the slower ball and the Yorker.