‘I’m about 80% fit’: Jofra Archer ready for England comeback after lengthy injury layoff


NEW DELHI : Quick bowler Jofra Archer is raring for his England comeback after an extended harm layoff as he mentioned that he’s 80 per cent match and hopeful of replicating his 2019 World Cup and Ashes efficiency.

Archer is in Bloemfontein as a part of England’s 14-man squad for a three-match ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa, beginning on Friday. The proficient paceman will play for England for the primary time since 2021 having seen his profession stalled by elbow and again accidents.

“Hopefully it can be a repeat of 2019. We’ve got again a 50-over World Cup and an Ashes in the same year so more of the same. There’s no reason to look back. I’ve done my time and I” m right here now. That is a very powerful factor. I might most likely say I am about 80″. Just some fine-tuning now. I know whenever I’m fully fit, I don’t think there’s much that can stop me, it’s just a matter of when that was going to be,” ESPNCricinfo quoted Archer as saying forward of the opening sport of the sequence.

Archer made his aggressive return to cricket earlier this month in South Africa’s T20 league, the place he claimed eight wickets in 5 matches.

“Playing cricket again for the first time a few weeks ago, I’m still riding off that wave of emotions right now. Hopefully in two days it can go up another level. It’s just been good to play cricket and actually not have to worry about if my body’s going to give way. I think that was the most important tick for me so far,” he added.

The 27-year-old’s harm break has led to doubts over his future within the longest format however the speedster is concentrating on an Ashes sequence this summer season.

“I need to spend the next two, three or four months fine-tuning my body, making myself a bit more resilient. Let me sort that out first and then I can look forward to holding the red ball in my hand again.”

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