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Watch: Jofra Archer, subbing in for Karnataka, dismisses two Sussex teammates as return from injury continues

Jofra Archer bowls during a practice match between Sussex CC and a Karnataka team in Alur.
by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: England pacer Jofra Archer, playing as a substitute for a Karnataka team, dismissed two batters of his county side, Sussex, on February 15 during a training camp in Alur.

Jofra Archer, who plays for Sussex, did not bowl on the opening day of the tour match against the Karnataka side, comprising several Under-19, Under-23 and senior-side players. However, he joined the Karnataka side as a substitute on Friday (March 15).

Archer hasn’t played competitive cricket since IPL 2023 for Mumbai Indians due to a stress fracture, but looked in good rhythm as he bowled to his teammates in the morning session. He picked up two wickets, the first of which was Tom Alsop, leg-before.

Then he hurled a timber-seeking missile. He ran in hard and delivered the ball from his usual high release point. The batter leaned forward for a front-foot defence but was undone by the pace as the ball whizzed past him to shatter his stumps.

Watch Jofra Archer dismiss two Sussex batters in practice match

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