England speedster Jofra Archer is “happy to go back in the bubble” after confirming his fitness bid on the track

Jofra Archer demonstrated that his return to fitness is firmly on track following a fiery performance for Sussex on the opening day of their LV= County Championship clash with Kent at Hove, and confirmed he would be ready to step back to the Britain bubble if selected for the two-Test series against New Zealand, at Lord’s and Edgbaston next month.

Jofra Archer demonstrated that his return to fitness is firmly on track following a fiery performance for Sussex on the opening day of their LV= County Championship clash with Kent at Hove, and confirmed he would be ready to step back to the Britain bubble if selected for the two-Test series against New Zealand, at Lord’s and Edgbaston next month.

Archer claimed 2 for 29 in 13 well-grooved overs, with both of his scalps coming in his opening four-over spell, including his England team-mate Zak Crawley, who was caught behind for 7. Kent was rolled aside for 145 inside 55 overs, with Archer’s fellow England prospect, Ollie Robinson, also starring with 3 for 29 in 18 overs. it had been Archer’s first Championship appearance for Sussex since September 2018, and potentially his last of the season too, as long because the county has no fixture in next week’s round of games – the last that England’s Test players are getting to be able to play before the first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s, beginning on June 2.

But, after a low-key outing for Sussex’s second XI against Surrey last week, he assuaged any concerns about his recovery from both a long-term elbow injury and an operation to urge obviate a shard of glass from the middle finger of his right. “It’s great to play again with the [Sussex] lads whom I’ve played with nearly all of my career,” Archer told the ECB Reporters’ Network afterwards.

“My fitness is ok, I assumed I bowled okay. I played within the second team last week and it’s good to urge some confidence which I felt fine. I bowled briefly spells for canopy just in case we had an extended day but it had been overcast, which helped slightly. There was slight of management, but it all found out.

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