January 19, 2022

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Injury concern of Jofra Archer continues, might miss two tests against New Zealand

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Jofra Archer, star England pacer is suffering with elbow injury. During India v England test series he suffered with elbow injury. Jofra Archer already missed first half of Indian Premier League. Rajasthan Royals who retained him last year, Jofra Archer hadn’t played an single game for them this season. He ruled out from crucial series against India due to his elbow injury.

After recovering from this injury, English pacers Jofra Archer start to play county cricket. He return to bowl from sussex in County championship game against Kent. Jofra Archer bowled like champ during his spell.

England scheduled to play two tests against New Zealand in June

England have a very packed schedule, they are going to play two tests against World Test Championship’s finalist New Zealand. England’s New Zealand series will kick start from 2nd Jofra Archer’s fitness is one biggest concern for England as they are going to play Ashes later this year.

In presence of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad, Olly Stone and Chris Woaks ; England cricket board not likely to pick Jofra Archer for upcoming test series against Kiwis. Jofra Archer’s fitness is really important for England. CricActivity understands that, They are not going to take any risk with the fitness of Jofra.

Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury on the fitness of Jofra Archer

He is still willing to be out there because he wants Sussex to win. They (ECB) had to give him permission to play this game. He is not our player so they had to give permission.

I think there was some confusion about the state of Jofra’s [right] elbow. Ben thought he was going to bowl but his elbow was sore and there was confusion over that and he couldn’t bowl. He is not going to bowl tomorrow. Any time that Jofra can’t bowl you are going to be frustrated as a leader, or as a team. But it happens. In sport people get injured. That is life. That’s sport. He’s still willing to be out there because he wants Sussex to win.

I thought Jofra Archer was going to start out today but he is obviously having a bit of trouble with something. I am not sure what it was. But he is obviously not 100 per cent at the moment so hopefully he can get back to be fully fit for England.