Star England fast bowler Jofra Archer has pulled himself out of the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). The Caribbean-born speedster said that he has had enough of bio-secure bubbles for the year and wishes to spend some time with his family.
Meanwhile, Archer is currently a part of the ongoing three-match ODI series against Australia. The last match of the series is on September 16 (Wednesday). Soon after that, Jofra Archer will head to the UAE to ply his trade for Rajasthan Royals in the 13th edition of IPL.
Archer rules himself out of BBL 2020-21
The young fast bowler hasn’t seen his family since the month of February owing to the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. December is the only time when he can reunite with his family for some days. Apart from the domestic fixtures, Jofra Archer is also keeping the international fixtures in mind.
Despite admitting that Hobart Hurricanes is a part of family, Archer wants to spend some time with his close ones. The 25-year-old has 35 wickets from 28 matches and will be a big miss for the Hurricanes.
“I’ll tell you; it has been mentally challenging. I‘ll be honest with you, I don’t know if I have much more bubbles left in me for the rest of the year. I haven’t seen my family, really, since February,” Archer said to Fox Sports.
“The IPL is going to be most of October, November, we’re going to South Africa hopefully as well. That only leaves me with a few weeks in December for the rest of the year. I love my Hobart family, but I think I need to spend some time with my real family as well,” he added.
The 2020 edition of BBL will start December 3 with the Hurricanes set to play their first match against defending champions Sydney Sixers on Friday, December 4 at the Sydney Cricket Ground.