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WATCH: When Jofra Archer bowled left-arm pace in the England nets

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Apart from the exciting nature of his bowling on the field, England speedster Jofra Archer is also known for his interesting off-field avatar.

The pacer is renowned over Twitter for his past tweets, many of which seem to amazingly fit well with the current happenings, as if he predicted them well before. Besides, he is a bit of a Mr Funny Bone around the English team.

One example of Archer’s mischievous streak and innate humour came during the last English summer where players had the first-hand experience of cricket amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jofra Archer showed his left-arm seam bowling last summer.

 

When Jofra Archer bowled left-arm seam

During one net session at the sidelines of a cricket match, the right-arm paceman suddenly decided to bowl with his left hand and amusingly showed impressive control over the ball.

With no batsman at the other end, the 26-year-old opted to try something new and bowled with a proper left-armer’s action after a couple of strides in.

A clip of the same went around social media last year and was a cause of laughs among fans.

 

Jofra Archer has been magnificent for England since his debut in May 2019. Integral to England’s maiden 50-over World Cup victory, the Barbados born pacer has featured in 13 Tests, 17 ODIs and 12 T20Is for his adopted country.

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Injuries, however, have held back Archer as he has been undergoing a sustained rehabilitation period after “an operation in May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow.”

Already having missed a lot of international cricket since his previous outing in March, The ECB last Thursday (August 5) ruled out Archer for the rest of the year, including the T20 World Cup and the Ashes, when scans revealed that he has “suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow.”

The cricketer has now entered an extended break from the game and will have a medical review on his elbow in early autumn, the ECB further informed.



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