I’ve probably done the most bubble days out of anyone: Jofra Archer

Written by Vipin Darwade

England fast bowler Jofra Archer is just counting down the days left for him to get out of the bio-secure bubble as he continues to stay inside a secure environment with the Rajasthan Royals.

Before entering the IPL 2020 bio-bubble, Archer stayed played England’s home series against West Indies, Pakistan and Australia in bio-secure environments for nearly 3 months after the resumption of international cricket in July.

Archer has been in outstanding form for the Royals in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2020 in which he has so far picked 17 wickets from 12 games at an average of 18.82.

“You’re just counting days down till you’re free again,” Archer told British media of his stint in the IPL, where he has been one of the standout performers.

“I might actually get a calendar just to cross them down to feel like the days are going faster. It has been a little bit better than being trapped at the cricket ground. You’re not at the ground but you still can’t get away from cricket.”

Playing in empty stadiums has been a surreal experience for the 25-year-old, who admitted to feeling a bit of cabin fever.

“I’ve probably done the most bubble days out of anyone. From an on-field point of view, it’s fine,” he added.

“Being in a Covid bubble, you are going to need your family with you. It helps you stay sane… You’re still going to play and train. But when you’re done, you’re just counting days down.”

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