Jofra Archer Set for England Comeback Against Pakistan in First T20 Clash

Jofra Archer England return

Jofra Archer is poised to make a triumphant return to international cricket this Wednesday, as confirmed by England captain Jos Buttler. The fast bowler, sidelined since March 2023 due to a back stress fracture, will rejoin the squad for the first T20 international against Pakistan at Headingley.

Buttler assured Archer’s fitness, highlighting his recent appearances for Sussex’s second XI. Archer’s inclusion is a boost for England ahead of the upcoming T20 World Cup title defense in the Caribbean and USA next month.

While Liam Livingstone and Mark Wood remain sidelined, Archer’s return injects optimism into the squad. Buttler emphasized managing expectations, acknowledging Archer’s prolonged absence from international cricket.

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Regarding England’s T20 World Cup preparations, Buttler emphasized a fresh start, dispelling any residual pressure from their lackluster performance in the 50-over World Cup. The upcoming T20 World Cup presents an opportunity for redemption, with England set to face Scotland in their opening match on June 4.

The England-Pakistan T20 series kicks off at Headingley on May 22, followed by matches at Edgbaston, Sophia Gardens, and The Kia Oval. Cricket fans can catch all the action from the series and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

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