Jofra Archer is enduring one of the toughest phases in his life. The England fast bowler recently underwent elbow surgery and was hoping to participate in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the Ashes series set to take place later this year.
However, it has now been understood that the surgery hasn’t helped a lot in his recovery and is likely to undergo another surgery with his elbow issue getting worse than anticipated. Resultantly, England has to be without the services of their spearhead bowler in their subsequent games.
Jofra Archer has been facing trouble with his elbow since the start of last year. England and Wales Cricket Board expected him to be part for part of the five-match Test series against India. However, all those hopes have now been shattered.
Jofra’s non-availability for the T20 World Cup and Ashes would come as a big blow for England. The England fast bowler is an integral cog in England’s limited over’s side. He was likely to play a major role in the bowling department for the team.
Also, England all-rounder, Ben Stokes has also taken an indefinite break from international cricket, citing mental health issues. Chris Woakes is currently recovering from an injury.
England is set to participate in a five-match Test series against India, starting 4th August 2021. James Anderson and Stuart Broad are likely to lead the bowling unit. The duo would be keen to make use of swinging conditions and come hard at India.
The first Test will be played between 4th and 8th August 2021, while the final Test will be played from 10th September and 14th September 2021.