On Sunday, England pacer Jofra Archer returned from an elbow injury to play for Sussex against Kent in the T20 Blast. During the four-wicket victory at Canterbury, Archer bowled three overs (0-20) to help his side advance to the quarterfinals.

Archer hadn’t played since May after he underwent surgery for an exacerbated elbow injury he sustained during a County Championship game against Kent. He was ruled out of England’s Test series against New Zealand, as well as limited-overs series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, due to the injury.

Jofra Archer is a vital player for England in their upcoming Test against India. He has emerged into one of the world’s most dangerous fast bowlers. He has only appeared in 13 Tests for England, although he has taken 42 wickets. He can cause problems for India’s top order, which includes Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, and Cheteshwar Pujara.

Archer stated in his Daily Mail column in May that he was willing to sit out the upcoming India series in order to focus on the T20 World Cup and the Ashes, rather than the impending India series. It read, “The way I am looking at things is that I would rather miss a few weeks of a year so that I have a few more years in my career.”

Archer’s most recent international outing was in the fifth T20I against India in Ahmedabad in March, following which he was forced to withdraw from the Indian Premier League 2021 due to injury.