Jofra Archer ‘Month Away’ From Full Fitness

Rajasthan and England bowler Jofra Archer has said that he is "a month away" from full fitness.

After undergoing surgery on his right elbow in May, Archer played his first competitive match in Sussex's T20 blast victory against Kent on Sunday.

"I'm still a month away from where I'd like to be, but tonight was a good start," Archer said speaking to BBC Radio Sussex.

"I was playing with a bit of restriction. I'd like to be restriction free in a month.

Archer was key to England securing the World Cup in 2019

The plan was to play tonight. I'll spend the next few days deciding what's next," he added.

"We're going to see how much I can tolerate. Today was a tick. I'm happy with that."

In his return, Archer had figures of 0-20 from 3 overs.

England and the wider cricketing world will be waiting with bated breath to see if Archer will genuinely be fully fit in a month. 

After Archer's stunning contribution in the 2019 ODI World Cup, if England are to win the T20 World Cup this year as well, one would think Jofra would have to be completely fit.

But perhaps more importantly, 5 tests against India and then an ashes tour down under are on the horizon for Archer.

Once more, if England are to succeed in the longer format, they desperately need Archer to be fit and firing.


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