When Jofra Archer Represented West Indies Before Shifting To England

Jofra Archer is playing his maiden T20 WC for England (AP)Jofra Archer is playing his maiden T20 WC for England (AP)

On Wednesday, June 4, England kicked off their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign by taking on Scotland at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. 

The match also marked the return of Jofra Archer in an ICC event for England after a Long time, as the right-arm seamer missed the T20 World Cup 2022 because of an elbow injury. 

The match marked special importance for Archer as he returned to his home ground. Notably, Jofra Chioke Archer was born on April 1, 1995, in Bridgetown, Barbados. 

The England seamer has his roots in Barbados as his father hailed from the Caribbean. However, Archer's mother hailed from England.

Before moving to England in 2015, Archer represented the West Indies' U-19 team in 2013, but his stint was cut short as he suffered a serious back injury back then. Later, he moved to England but had to wait for three years to play for the Three Lions because of a local rule. 

Archer's tryst with injuries

The 29-year-old has had a tryst with injuries as he suffered a back injury during his days with West Indies U-19 days. 

Further, he suffered an elbow injury in 2021 and underwent two major operations. In 2022, Archer suffered a back stress fracture and missed most of the action that year.