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England fast bowler Jofra Archer is set to play in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies. The development was confirmed by  England's managing director Rob Key. Archer hasn't played for England for over a year and is slated to be picked for the T20I series at home against Pakistan in May.

Archer's career has been marred with injuries for the last three years now, including stress fractures. Since March 2021, the 29-year-old has made seven appearances for England and played five games for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023 where he picked just two wickets.

All about getting himself ready for that T20 World Cup: Key on Archer

As quoted by Sky Sports, Rob Key said,  "Jofra has been out with Sussex in India for pre-season and bowled quickly out there, he bowled really well. He has now gone back to the Caribbean where he's going to play a bit of club cricket, all about getting himself ready for that T20 World Cup. He'll hopefully play the Pakistan series, but it's always fingers-crossed at the moment with Jofra."

He's going to play white-ball cricket  for this summer: Rob  Key

Key also spoke about ECB's plan to bring back Archer into the squad. He said,  "What we're going to do is take it slower rather than trying to go too quickly so that we get him back for not just a short period but we get him for a long period."

Explaining a timeline about Jofra Archer's return, Key said,  "The whole plan with Jofra is he's going to play white-ball cricket for this summer and going into the winter. Then hopefully next summer, when we play India and then onto the Ashes, we get him back for Test cricket. It's a slow process to get him back for all forms."