A fit-again Archer was seen in action in Abu Dhabi in November when he trained with the Test team there. file | Photo Credit: Reuters
England fast bowler Jofra Archer, whose career has been plagued by elbow and lower back injuries, is hoping to make a comeback in 2023.
“2022 thanks. 2023 I’m ready,” Archer took to Twitter to announce his return.
After buying him for Rs 8 crore, Mumbai Indians missed the injured Archer last season. The record five-time IPL champion is finally hoping to see his dream pairing with India pacer Jasprit Bumrah in the upcoming season.
MI have also signed him for the Cape Town franchise in the inaugural SAT20.
Archer, who was England’s leading wicket-taker in their 2019 ODI World Cup triumph, last played an international game in March 2021.
A fit-again Archer was seen in action in Abu Dhabi in November when he trained with the Test team there. He also hit Jack Crawley on the head with a sharp bouncer before his nine overs.
After playing in the inaugural SA20 in January, Archer will play for England in the ODI series against South Africa from January 27.
He will then be seen in action in the limited overs tour of Bangladesh after the IPL.