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Jofra Archer grabbed the headlines and became a fan favourite during the the Big Bash League (BBL) for his exceptional performances with the Hobart Hurricanes.
Archer averaged 40 with the bat and also took 16 wickets at an average of 23.06. Given that he had a lot of success, he was snapped up by the Rajasthan Royals at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for INR 7.2 crores.
However, while he has made a name for himself on the domestic Twenty20 circuit, Archer made it clear that he wants to represent England rather than the West Indies on the international stage.
The reason behind was the West Indies’ decision to overlook the 22-year-old for the Under-19 World Cup in 2014.
“I wasn’t selected, so I had to think about what to do next,” he told The Times as quoted by CricTracker. “Once I knew it was an option, it was an easy decision to move to England.
“I was angry with the West Indies, so that helped me with my decision to come and try to play for England. I can play in the T20 competitions and in county cricket until the time comes.”