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Jofra Archer not likely to play in T20I Series against India

March 8, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

England pacer Jofra Archer is doubtful for the forthcoming T20I series against India as he is still battling with his elbow injury. The Barbadian born also missed the fourth Test at Ahmedabad due to the same inury.

Chris Silverwood, England's head coach, denied the need of surgery at this stage. He stated that the ECB medical team is monitoring the pacer and will evaluate his fitness before any step is taken on his participation in the T20I series, which begins on Friday.

Archer did not have the greatest of times in the Test matches against India. He bowled a total of 35.1 overs in the entire series and only five overs in the pink-ball Test. Archer was out of the second Test at the Chepauk due to his elbow issue, though the board said that the injury was not linked to any previous condition.

English Cricket Board willing to take their time with Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer is currently one of the world’s most valuable T20 players. The pacer could make a fair living without risking further damage to his elbow from the strains of the red-ball format. Archer’s future in the purest format of the game is also under consideration. Silverwood stated that if the pacer needs to undergo surgery or requires an extended time out of the pitch, ECB is ready to provide all the necessary resources. The team wants Archer prepared for the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series. His availability for this year’s IPL, which starts in April, can still be under question.

A new England cricket side led by Eoin Morgan would look to make an impact in T20 games against India. The five-match T20I series will start next Friday, March 12, at the Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth