What comes as a major blow for England is that Jofra Archer will not feature in going test series against India, T20 World Cup & the Ashes Series in Australia later this year.
The ECB on Thursday confirmed that the fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the ongoing test series against India, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 & the Ashes series in Australia later this year. The development was confirmed when Archer underwent scans on his injured right elbow last week & the scans revealed that he has suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow.
“In response to these findings Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the year & will miss the current LV=Insurance test against India, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, & the Ashes series in Australia, said ECB in an Official statement. Archer who underwent an operation in May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow returned to the game last month.
According to ECB, as a part of his return to the bowling process, he became aware of increasing discomfort in his elbow during the matches for Sussex in the T20 Blast & a 50 over match against Oxfordshire. ECB also stated that the operation he underwent in May was not related to the stress fracture.
“He will now spend time on an extended break from cricket before returning for a medical review in early autumn”, ECB added in its statement. Last week, ECB’s other experienced player Ben Stokes took an indefinite break from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
The ECB stated that Stokes has taken a break from the ongoing test series against India to concentrate on his mental well-being & to give proper rest to his left index finger which has not healed completely since his return to competitive cricket earlier this month.