Jofra Archer loses his World Cup winners' medal
England pace spearhead Jofra Archer revealed his World Cup winners' medal has gone missing after he shifted to a new house. The 25-year-old has been looking for the medal amid lockdown. Jofra, who made his international debut last year, was pivotal for England in the 2019 World Cup campaign. His famous Super Over spell led England to a maiden World Cup title.
"I had it hanging off a portrait someone sent to me, I had my medal hanging on that. I turned the house upside down for about a week but I still haven't managed to find it. I've gone mad looking for it already," said Jofra.
Hosts England defeated New Zealand at Lord's to clinch their maiden World Cup title. The match went down to the wire, which later saw an enthralling Super Over. With 16 runs to defend, England skipper Eoin Morgan turned to a rather naive Archer. England managed to seal victory on the boundary count, even after having the Super Over tied.
Jofra believes he was too inexperienced to have bowled the Super Over in the first place. "That doesn't mean I didn't want it, I just didn't think I was in a position to volunteer, I was just coming into the team," he said. He added, "I'd played the least amount of games in the squad. I didn't think it was my time to volunteer."
Jofra Archer was England's highest wicket-taker and third highest overall, in the 2019 World Cup. He snapped up 20 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 23.05. His express pace jeopardized quite a few renowned batsmen throughout the tournament.