Jofra Archer Recalled to England Squad for T20 World Cup Defense

Jofra Archer Recalled to England Squad for T20 World Cup Defense

Paceman Jofra Archer has been recalled to England's squad for the defense of their T20 World Cup crown after a year out of action. The 29-year-old, who has endured a string of injuries since his international breakthrough in 2019, has not played competitive cricket for a year but has recovered from a right elbow injury.

Archer's return is a major boost for England, who are looking to retain the title they won in Australia in 2022. The right-arm quick has taken 15 wickets in 15 T20 appearances for England, and his pace and accuracy will be a valuable asset to the team.

Archer's recall is also a testament to his resilience and determination. After suffering a stress fracture of his elbow in 2021, he underwent surgery and spent months rehabilitating. He made a brief return to action in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022, but was forced to withdraw after just two matches due to a recurrence of the injury.

However, Archer has worked hard to regain his fitness, and he is now back to full strength. He has been playing for Sussex in the County Championship, and he has taken 14 wickets in four matches.

Archer's return to the England squad is a welcome boost for captain Jos Buttler. The team is already without Ben Stokes, who has ruled himself out of the T20 World Cup to focus on regaining full fitness as an all-rounder.

England will begin the defense of their title against Scotland in Barbados on June 4. They will also play Pakistan in a four-match T20 series beginning at Headingley on May 22.

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