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England captain Buttler buoyed by return of superstar Archer

Published : Saturday, 18 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 399

LONDON, MAY 17: England white-ball captain Jos Buttler is glad to see "proper superstar" Jofra Archer back in action following the fast bowlers wicket-taking return to action for Sussexs 2nd XI.

Injuries have blighted Archers international career and he has not played top-level cricket for the past year.

England, however, have recalled Archer for the defence of their T20 World Cup title in the United States and the West Indies next month, with the paceman also selected for the upcoming warm-up series against Pakistan.

Archer continued his build-up to the four-game series against Pakistan by turning out for Sussexs second string on Friday.
He was parachuted into the match on day four, taking the new ball and returning figures of 1-11 in six sharp overs in Kents second innings at Beckenham.

The 29-year-old, previously playing domestic cricket in his native Barbados, hit home opener Ekansh Singh on the helmet and then had him caught in the slips.

Archer will join the England squad in Leeds ahead of the first Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Headingley on Wednesday.

Buttler, who returned early from the Indian Premier League to oversee Englands World Cup preparations, told Britains Press Association news agency: "Its a huge encouragement for him to be back and see him ready to play.

"Everyone knows what he is capable of and the attitude he possesses. As a captain he is someone you can always turn to in a game because he always has a trick up his sleeve.

"Its great to be able to call on him but its important to manage expectations. He has been out of it for a while now so we will need to look after him and realise that it might just take him a little while to be the Jofra of 2019."    —AFP







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