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Marital Status: Unmarried
Hometown: Bridgetown, Barbados
Age: 24 Years

Jofra Archer

Bio/Wiki
Full nameJofra Chioke Archer
ProfessionCricketer (Allrounder)
Famous forBowling super over for England in the 2019 ODI World Cup final
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 182 cm
in meters- 1.82 m
in feet inches- 6’
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 inches
- Waist: 32 inches
- Biceps: 16 inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Cricket
International DebutODI- 3 May 2019 against Ireland at Dublin
Test- 14 August 2019 against Australia at Lord's, London
T20- 5 May 2019 against Pakistan at Cardiff
Domestic/State Team• Pickwick Cricket Club
• Barbados Under-19s
• Hobart Hurricanes
• Quetta Gladiators
• Rajasthan Royals
• Sussex
• Sussex 2nd XI
• West Indies Under-19
• England
• Mumbai Indians
• Khulna Titans
• Southern Brave
• MI Cape Town
• Sindhis
• Lantau Galaxy Riders
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight arm fast
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in April 2020
• Named as Rising Star of the England squad in the 2019 ODI World Cup by ICC
• Named in the CWC 2019 Team of the Tournament by ICC
• IPL Most Valuable Player of the 2020 season
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 April 1995 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 28 Years
BirthplaceBridgetown, Barbados
Zodiac signAries
Signature Signed Jofra Archer Ball
NationalityBritish
HometownBridgetown, Barbados
School• Hilda Skeene Primary School, Bridgetown, Barbados
• Christ Church Foundation School, Barbados
College/UniversityDulwich College, London
Educational QualificationsNot Known
ReligionChristianity
EthnicityEnglish: from his father's side
Barbadian/Bajan: from his mother's side
Food HabitNon-vegetarian
HobbiesListening to Music, Travelling
Tattoo(s)He has tattoos on his chest
Jofra Archer Tattoo
ControversiesBouncer to Steve Smith [1]Hindustan Times [2]7NEWS
He bowled a bouncer to Australian cricketer Steve Smith during the second test at Lord's London, of 2019 Ashes series, in August 2019 which hit him on the neck, and Smith fell to the ground. Australian team doctor rushed to the ground and started treating his injury. He was criticised for not checking up on the doctor and laughing with his teammate Jos Buttler when Smith was in excruciating pain. Fans and cricketers like Shoaib Akhtar and Mitchell Johnson slammed his behaviour and gave angry statements. When Archer was asked about the bouncer, he said that he was shocked when Smith fell to the ground as he was only trying to rattle him.

Racial Slurs by a New Zealand fan [3]India Today [4]The Guardian
He became a victim of racial abuse during the fifth day of the first test of the 2019 series against New Zealand. A New Zealand hurled some racial slurs towards him including BBC and BC when he was batting. He later took to Twitter to point out the abuse which caused a huge uproar following which England Cricket Board (ECB) registered a complaint to New Zealand Cricket (NZC) which immediately started looking out for the culprit. Later, a 28-year-old Auckland resident was identified as the wrongdoer and was banned for two years from attending any international match.

Bowling deliberate no balls [5]The Statesman
He was playing against at SuperSport Park Stadium at Centurion near Pretoria in December 2019 during the first test of the series and bowled a slow ball which was given a high-waist no-ball by the umpire. He was then warned by the on-field umpire to keep the height of his deliveries low in accordance with the rules. He again bowled a similar delivery on the next ball; however, it was not given a no ball which angered the South African players. The matter was reported to the match referee Andy Pycroft by then-South African coach Mark Boucher and captain Faf du Plessis.

Breaking Covid-19 Rules [6]The Guardian [7]Times Now
He broke the Covid-19 rules during the series at home against West Indies in 2020. It was decided that players would only live at pre-decided places and would travel directly from Southampton, the venue of the first test, to Manchester, the venue of the second test; however, it was revealed that he had travelled to his home in Hove instead of going directly to the Manchester. It was alleged by one source that he met with his girlfriend at his home, and another source alleged that he spent time with his dogs. His unapproved trip came to light when he disclosed this to a member of the team staff who divulged the details to the team director Ashley Giles. Media criticised his actions as it put whole team at risk. He was fined £ 15,000 and banned for one test. Giles later said in an interview that Jofra put a lot of stake at risk with his actions, and although he is new, he should understand the reason behind these measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 to team. He said, "This could have been a disaster. A small act with a ripple effect through the whole summer could have cost [English cricket] tens of millions of pounds. A lot of work and money has gone into setting up biosecure environments. There is a lot at stake: this match, this series, this summer, and financially things bigger beyond that. Hopefully Jofra can learn from it and he will, I’m sure. Show me someone who says they’ve never made a mistake and I’ll show you a liar. This is the first issue with this very good addition to our team – a fine young man who works hard. This occasion he got it wrong. We have to support him but there have to be consequences and there will be a process we go through."
Jofra expressed regret over his emotions and said, "I am extremely sorry for what I have done. I have put not only myself but the whole team and management in danger. I fully accept the consequences of my actions, and I want to sincerely apologise to everyone in the biosecure bubble. It deeply pains me to be missing the Test match. I feel like I have let both teams down, and again I am sorry.”
He spent five days in isolation and was checked twice for Covid-19 before he was chosen for the team again.

Twitter feud with Taslima Nasreen [8]Times Now
He went back and forth with noted writer Taslima Nasreen in April 2021 over her tweet regarding the English cricketer Moeen Ali. It started when it was alleged that Ali requested his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings to remove a liquor brand's logo from his jersey which was denied by the management following which Nasreen tweeted that had Ali not been playing IPL, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS to which Archer tweeted that she was not okay. Nasreen again tweeted that she was being sarcastic to which he again tweeted that she should delete that tweet, and it was not a fun topic.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsDruanna Butler
Jofra Archer's alleged girlfriend, Druanna Butler
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Frank Archer
Jofra Archer with his father Frank Archer (right)
Mother- Joelle Waithe
Jofra Archer with his mother Joelle Waithe (left)
Stepfather- Patrick
Jofra Archer with his stepfather Patrick (right)
Favourites
Cricketer(s)Chris Jordan, Curtly Ambrose, Michael Holding, Craig Kieswetter and Joel Garner
ActorJosh Peck
ActressAshley Tisdale
Film(s)Transformers, Madea, The Hangover, Robin Hood, Hush-The Movie, Fast & Furious
Singer(s)Mavado, Kanye Omari West, Lil Chuckee, Miley Cyrus, and Adam Lambert
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionLand Rover Range Rover Sport

Jofra Archer

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jofra Archer

  • Does Jofra Archer smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jofra Archer drink alcohol?: Yes

    Jofra Archer Holding a Glass of Whiskey

    Jofra Archer Holding a Glass of Whiskey

  • Jofra Archer is a Barbados-born English cricketer who made his international debut for England in May 2019 and went on to be a part of the England squad that won the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • His father is from England and mother is from Barbados.
  • Since his childhood, Jofra was passionate about cricket and also represented his school in various championships.

    Jofra Archer During His School Days

    Jofra Archer During His School Days

  • Jofra has also been a Long Jump athlete and showed his skills in the sport during his school days.

    Jofra Archer Long Jump

    Jofra Archer Long Jump

  • Before becoming a part of the English Cricket, Archer had played for West Indies Under-19 in 2013. However, a back injury led him out of the Barbados system.

    Jofra Archer Playing For West Indies

    Jofra Archer Playing For West Indies

  • Initially, his inclusion in England’s 2019 World Cup squad became subject of much speculation but changes to the ECB’s qualification rules led to him becoming eligible after three years of residency; rather than the expected seven.
  • After watching his good performance during the net practice in Barbados, the Barbadian-English cricketer, Chris Jordan, recommended him to play for Sussex.
  • After making his debut in first class for Sussex during Pakistan’s tour of England in July 2016; Archer was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for £800,000.

    Jofra Archer IPL

    Jofra Archer IPL

  • In the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup finals, Archer bowled the super over, which decided the fate of England to lift the World Cup Trophy.

    Jofra Archer After His Super Over Haul in the 2019 World Cup Final

    Jofra Archer After His Super Over Haul in the 2019 World Cup Final

  • Although he bowls and bats with his right hand, he writes with his left hand.

    Jofra Archer Writing With His Left Hand

    Jofra Archer Writing With His Left Hand

  • Apart from being a terrific bowler, Jofra is equally good at batting and fielding.

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  • In his spare time, Jofra loves to play with his pet dogs.

    Jofra Archer Playing With His Pet Dogs

    Jofra Archer Playing With His Pet Dogs

  • In August 2019, during the second Ashes Test at Lord’s, Steve Smith collapsed to the ground after being hit in the neck by a ball from Jofra Archer. Smith was on 80 when he was hit on the neck by test debutant Archer; it was a 90 miles per hour delivery. Jofra did attract some criticism on social media for his behaviour after the incident as he walked away and didn’t check on Smith.