Jofra Archer was one of the breakout stars of BBL|07 with a highlights reel that made him an instant fan favourite. After a breathtaking debut summer in purple, we take a look back on the season that was for the emerging superstar.
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Entering BBL|07, Archer was something of an unknown quantity but he quickly announced himself as the competition’s hottest property with a series of electrifying performances with the ball and in the field.
With the second most wickets for the tournament at a very tidy average of 23, Archer played a pivotal role as the Hurricanes’ strike bowler, capable of bowling accurately with genuine pace.
Archer was handed the responsibility of bowling overs at the end of innings, and delivered consistently, as highlighted by his nerveless final over against the Strikers that secured the Hurricanes their second win for the tournament.
Archer’s consistency was a key feature of the Hurricanes’ summer, with Archer only going wicketless on three occasions, and his 16 wickets not comprising of any four or five-wicket hauls.
In the field, Archer was an excitement machine. Whether it was taking catches off his own bowling, combining with D’Arcy Short on the boundary rope or running out Adam Voges with a direct hit at the striker’s end from long-on, the supremely talented 22-year-old did it all.
It’s quite safe to say that Archer’s return to Tasmania for BBL|08 and BBL|09 will see his status as one of the world’s most exciting prospects only grow stronger.
Archer was a walking highlights reel across BBL|07, impressing in essentially evert facet of the game.
It is difficult to go past his stellar 3-15 performance and clutch final over that secured victory over the Adelaide Strikers at home.
WATCH: Archer takes three against the Strikers
While two of the moments of the summer also came courtesy of the Barbados-born Sussex player, with his remarkable caught and bowled dismissal of Ben Cutting and a sensational direct hit to remove Adam Voges from the other end of the ground both sending the cricketing world into meltdown.
WATCH: Archer magic dismisses Cutting
WATCH: Archer rocket finds Voges short
The list goes on and on! Which highlight is your favourite?