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Jofra Archer to quit from competitive cricket if elbow surgery doesn’t go right

May 27, 2021

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Durba

Jofra Archer has hinted at quitting competitive cricket if the elbow surgery doesn't go right. An elbow injury has been troubling Jofra Archer for almost a year now. Archer, who is England's premier pacer across all formats, has been dealing with fitness issues of late. Due to this, he has missed a few crucial matches for England in the past two years. Archer sustained an elbow issue last year, and in 2021, he suffered a hand injury. He had recovered from the hand issue after undergoing surgery a couple of months back, but now the elbow issue has started troubling him again. He has to undergo surgery for the elbow issue; because of the surgery, he will miss a few weeks of the game. However, there also seems to be a doubt regarding his comeback.

I will take my time and do what is best for me and my life: Archer

Jofra Archer's announcement regarding the injury comes as a big shock for England cricket. The latest update sort of assures that he might not be able to play in the five-match Test series against India. The right-arm pacer stated that he was focusing on T20 World Cup and Ashes 2020/21. Thus, it now remains to be seen if Archer is available for the mega-events and Rajasthan Royals in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021. This also means that Archer might have to miss the two-match test series against New Zealand as well, which starts on June 2. 

England has a hectic schedule this year, and without the services of their star pacer, it's going to be difficult for the team. England is going to play a three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka starting June 23. After the T20 series, three-match one-day international against Sri Lanka starts June 29, and another three-match ODI series against Pakistan begins July 8. England's most high-profile series of its international summer consists of five tests against team India starting August 4.

The 26-year-old England pacer also had surgery in March to remove a fragment of glass from a tendon in his hand. He sustained the injury while trying to clean a fish tank in his bath. In addition, Archer had to opt-out of the Indian Premier League because of an elbow injury. He also felt pain in the same area bowling for Sussex in an English County Championship match last week.

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Durba