‘You feel like a burden’: Archer puts England woes in past on familiar turf

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Bowler had tough times during a 14-month injury break but takes aim at Australia a stone’s throw from his family home

Thirty minutes or so east of Bridgetown, past sugar cane fields, the Foursquare rum distillery, brightly painted chattel houses and down a road not dissimilar in nature to New York’s drop-in pitch sits Windward Cricket Club in the rural parish of Saint Philip.

It is a beautiful little ground that dates back to the 1970s – the club officially founded back in 1921 – and one of the training bases for this T20 World Cup, just a stone’s throw from Jofra Archer’s family home. Archer, sleeping in his own bed for this leg of the tournament, was among the first England players to arrive at nets on Thursday and feeling relaxed enough to chat now that a 14-month break from international cricket is over.

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Written by Ali Martin in Saint Philip
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/article/2024/jun/06/cricket-you-feel-like-a-burden-not-playing-archer-back-in-action-on-familiar-turf under the title “‘You feel like a burden’: Archer puts England woes in past on familiar turf”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.