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Archer returns to competitive cricket, picks wickets

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Hove, May 14 (IANS) England pace bowler Jofra Archer returned to competitive cricket on Friday with success in the county championship. Representing Sussex, the right-arm pace bowler picked two for 29 in the first innings against Kent and then got an early wicket in the second innings.

Archer got Kent opener Jordan Cox with a fuller length delivery. He bowled 13 overs in the first innings for his two wickets. It included one five-over spell and two spells of four overs each.

In the second innings, he had bowled one five-over spell at the start during which he provided his team the breakthrough.

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Archer, who is bowling for the first time since England’s T20 series against India in March, has had a surgery on his right hand to remove a piece of broken glass. He also had an injection to manage an elbow injury.

The England pace bowler did not represent Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.

The Barbados-born bowler is also playing his first count cricket game for Sussex since 2018.

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