When will Jofra Archer return: The English fast bowler will start rehabilitation after undergoing a surgery on his elbow.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer has admitted that if he doesn’t get his ongoing injury right, he won’t play any cricket. Not mincing his words while writing a column for Daily Mail, Archer laid emphasis on becoming “fully fit” before returning to the sport at the highest level.
Archer, who frequently missed international cricket in the last year or so for facing trouble in his right elbow, recently underwent a surgery. Having injured his elbow yet again in Sussex vs Kent County Championship 2021 match earlier this month, Archer didn’t have many options other than getting a surgery done.
“I just want to get this injury sorted once and for all and that’s why I’m not looking that far ahead or at dates for a return to action. Because if I don’t get this right, I won’t play any cricket. Period.
“I am not going to do myself any good by coming back before I’m fully fit, so I will take my time and do what is best for me and my life,” Archer wrote for Daily Mail.
When will Jofra Archer return to international cricket?
Already ruled out of a two-match Test series against New Zealand starting from June 2, Archer has minimal chances of representing England in a five-match Test series later this summer. In between the New Zealand and India Tests, England will host Sri Lanka and Pakistan for three T20Is and as many ODIs each.
While the thought of testing Archer’s fitness in the shortest format sounds exciting, the English selectors are unlikely to take even an iota of risk especially with an ICC T20 World Cup and Ashes series scheduled to be played later this year.
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“One thing I am determined about post-elbow operation is not to rush my comeback because my primary focus is to be playing for England in the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes later this year.
“Those are my targets. If I come back before then and manage to play in the home Test series against India — then fine, so be it. If I don’t, I am quite prepared to sit out the summer,” Archer wrote about his comeback target.