England team’s one of the premier fast bowlers, Jofra Archer, has been enduring a tough time due to an elbow injury he sustained last year. The injury flared up once again in the recently concluded Test series against India. Resultantly, the England fast bowler missed out on the second and the fourth Test.
A few reports also suggested that he might miss the upcoming T20 series against India as well. England’s head coach Chris Silverwood has now given an update on Archer’s availability for the series.
“Jofra’s elbow did flare up a little bi,t and the medical staff are managing that at the moment. Obviously, we’ll monitor his progress. The medical staff are talking about how we deal with this long term. He’s trained today with the white-ball squad. We’ll be monitoring his situation.”
Amidst everything, one of the primary focus of the England Cricket Team management is to provide everything necessary to maintain Archer’s fitness. The head coach is firm in his views that the team would provide every resource to ensure that Jofra enjoys a successful and long international career.
“I’m not sure surgery has come up yet. I’ll be guided by the medics on that. I wouldn’t say I’m concerned, no. Could we limit the number of overs he bowls? It’s not something I would go out and predict, but we’ll find out in the course of time. The important thing for me at the moment is that Jofra gets every resource we can provide to make sure he does have a long and successful Test career.”
After losing the Test series, England would look to bounce back in the upcoming 5-match T20 series, starting from 12th March 2021. All the games of the series will be played at the Narendra Modi International Stadium, Ahmedabad.