Jofra Archer has been excluded from the ongoing ODI series against India and the early stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Archer’s surgery reads:
“He also had a new injection for the right elbow injury which had seen him declared unfit for selection for the current ODI series against India. The procedure on Jofra’s hand will take place on Monday, March 29, so he can recover during the scheduled break after his elbow injection.
Apparently Jofra Archer suffered a cut to her hand at home in January before flying to India for the series of tests. The ECB medical team handled this injury, and it did not affect their selection.
The ECB report adds:
“Further investigation and expert advice were sought upon his return to the UK, and together with the ECB’s medical panel, it was decided that surgery is the best option to manage his injury in the longer term. . “
The ECB medical team will provide more details in due course.
Question mark about Jofra Archer’s participation in IPL
Barbados-born Jofra Archer, who represented the West Indies at the Under-19 World Cup, is one of the world’s top cricket bowlers. A vital cog for the Rajasthan Royals team, he was awarded the title of Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament in IPL 2020.
However, the operation on his bowling hand cast doubt on his participation in the 2021 IPL; the tournament starts the second week of April.
With a long English summer, the T20 World Cup and the Ashes ahead, England have a busy year ahead, with Archer at the center of their plans in all three formats of the game.
The Rajasthan Royals team for IPL 2021: Sanju Samson (c), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Liam Livingstone, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh, Mahipal Lomror , Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya.
The Rajasthan Royals will begin their 2021 IPL campaign against the Punjab Kings on April 12 in Mumbai.