Jofra Archer


Quick Facts

Full name Jofra Chioke Archer
Nickname Jofra
Date of Birth  1st April 1995
Age 27 years (in 2020)
Place of Birth Bridgetown, Barbados
Zodiac sign Aries
Nationality Barbadian
Religion Christian
Height  6′
Weight 70 Kgs
Father Frank Archer
Mother Joelle Waithe
Sister None
Brother None
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend  Druanna Butler (Rumoured)
Net Worth  $5 million
Social Media Instagram

Jofra Chioke Archer, an English cricketer of Barbadian descent, now represents Sussex and England. He throws a fast right arm bowl. In April 2019, Archer was chosen to represent England in two limited-overs games against Pakistan and Ireland.

Age & Birth Information

On April 1, 1995, Frank Archer and Joelle Waithe give birth to Jofra Archer. His mother is from Barbados and his father is from England. He is Christian and of mixed race. Through his father, he attained English citizenship. He completed his studies at Hilda Skeene Primary School, Christchurch Foundation. Archer continued his education at Dulwich College. Jofra Archer is originally from Barbados.

Jofra faced several difficulties in his early career since, although being born in England and possessing a British passport, he was ineligible to play for England. He had to spend seven years in the hospital. Thankfully, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) changed a rule in November 2018 to lower the required length of residence from seven to three years in order to comply with ICC requirements.

Height & Weight

Around 6 feet tall, Jofra Archer stands. He is about 70 kilograms in weight. His 42-inch chest, 32-inch waist, and 14-inch biceps are all measurements. Dark skin is a feature of Archer. His eyes are a deep black color. His hair is pitch-black.

Professional life

Jofra began playing cricket for the West Indies Under-19 Team. After turning 19, he relocated to England to participate in the County Championship and establish himself. He signed with the Sussex Cricket Team in 2016 and made his First Class debut. After a few weeks, Archer played in the Royal London One-Day Cup and made his List A debut. He performed well in the tournament and was chosen to represent Khulna Titans in the 2017 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

For Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, he had a strong season, taking 10 wickets and scoring 87 runs in 9 innings. He had a striking percentage of 164.5, which was excellent. He was chosen by the Hobart Hurricanes to play in the Big Bash League due to his exceptional play in domestic cricket and the BPL (BBL). Archer participated in all 12 BBL contests and ended the season as his team’s top wicket-taker.

Jofra Archer is a Cricketer(Source: Instagram)

At a strike rate of less than three overs per wicket, he took 16 wickets. He also had the only maiden over in the tournament. Archer was given the opportunity to play for Quetta Gladiators in the 2018 Pakistan Super League thanks to his participation in T20 competitions. Despite playing in just two games, he managed to take five wickets at a 6.62 economy rate. Jofra Archer had already caught the IPL’s eye at this stage, the biggest T20 league in the world.

The IPL career of Jofra Archer began in 2018. He was signed for $80,000 and made his IPL debut for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in 2018.

Archer ended up taking the most wickets for RR, taking 15 in 10 innings at a 15.53 strike rate. For his BBL Team, he finished the 2018–19 season with 18 wickets in 15 games. Jofra experienced a little setback since he was unable to continue his performance from the previous season. He amassed 11 wickets in 11 games during the 2019 IPL, helping RR finish sixth in the Point Table.

A player who came to England after turning 18 had to live there for seven years before being allowed to play for the national team, according to an ECB rule. Jofra Archer was ineligible until 2022 because of the rule. However, the ECB was forced to alter the regulation as a result of his mesmerizing performances in English domestic cricket. Jofra Archer was chosen for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Team when the seven years were shortened to three and also was given permission to play his first international match for England in May 2019 against Ireland. He reacted with a score of 1/40 and successfully launched his One-Day career.

England chased down 199 and won by four wickets,

A few days later in Cardiff, Archer participated in his first T20 encounter against Pakistan. 2/29 in 4 overs from Jofra came after Pakistan’s 173 runs. With 7 balls left, England was able to reach the goal and win by 7 wickets.
The biggest wicket-taker for England and the third-best overall during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was Jofra Archer. He picked up 20 wickets in just 11 games.

He also had the honor of bowling the Super Over in the most thrilling World Cup Final against New Zealand. The 2019 World Cup Trophy was won by England as a result of the ECB’s decision to change residence criteria. Jofra Archer was selected as the team’s Rising Star by the ICC.

After spending three weeks in the World Cup Final, Jofra Archer made his England debut in the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s. The score was low, with Australia chasing 267 with four wickets left in the second innings and England reaching 258 twice.

In addition to recording 2/59 and 3/32 in the first and second innings, respectively, Archer also drove in 12 runs in the second inning. After that, Archer took part in the next three Test matches, taking 22 wickets in four games that featured a few instances of fifer (5 wickets haul). The ECB Central Contract for Jofra was his first one, and it came after the Series was over.

Records

  • In the 2018 T20 Blast match between Sussex and Middlesex, Jofra struck three goals.
  • In addition to being a quick bowler who can reach 150, he can also bat down in the order and contribute.
  • He has shared the field in the IPL alongside Darcy Short, a colleague from the Hobart Hurricane.
  • Jofra participated in the West Indies Under-19 Cricket Team before moving to England.

Net worth & Source of Income

According to estimates, Jofra Archer is worth $5 million (approximately 35 crores in Indian rupees). Through sponsorships, his athletic career, and various methods, he has accumulated his riches. Jofra Archer receives a salary of about £7,00,000 (about Rs. 7.2 crores) annually to play for England’s national team.

Jofra Arches with his car(Source: Instagram)

Additionally, he participates in T20 franchise cricket for several teams throughout the world, earning about 12–14 crores year only from franchise fees. He was formerly paid 7.2 crores by the Rajasthan Royals, but starting in 2022, the Mumbai Indians will pay him 8 crores.

Endorsement of a brand

Adidas is presently Jofra Archer’s sponsor. The bowler, among cricketers, reportedly has one of the highest contracts with German sports organizations.

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Relationship Status

Several reports claim that the England international is currently seeing British girl Druanna Butler. Although she was born and raised in Jamaica before moving to England, nothing is known about the youngster. Although they were first spotted together in 2019, the couple has not yet made their relationship public. It will be intriguing to see how their relationship develops over the coming years as a result.

Achievement

Jofra Archer with his Trophy(Source: Instagram)
  • 2019’s England team that won the World Cup included Archer.
  • Archer was named the team’s rising star by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for his performance in the World Cup 2019.
  • In their CWC2019 Team of the Tournament announcement, the International Cricket Council picked Archer, praising his new ball bowling and innings-ending bowling.

Some Interesting Facts

  • Jofra was a talented long jumper who competed in the sport all through his academic career.
  • Prior to joining English Cricket, Archer participated in 2013 as a member of the West Indies Under-19 team.
  • He had to leave the Barbados system, though, because to a back condition.
  • The decision to select him for England’s World Cup team in 2019 sparked a lot of discussion at first, but changes to the ECB’s qualification rules made him eligible after only three months instead of the anticipated seven.
  • Chris Jordan, a cricketer who is both Barbados-born and English, recommended him to Sussex after witnessing his impressive performance during net practice in Barbados.
  • After making his first-class debut for Sussex during Pakistan’s tour of England in July 2016, Archer was acquired by the Rajasthan Royals for £800,000 during the 2018 IPL auction.