The England Tes team has suffered a severe setback with the exclusion of top pacer Jofra Archer from the next Ireland Test and Ashes series in June and July 2023. On Tuesday, the England Cricket Board (ECB) said that Archer, who has been sidelined from the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, has been declared out for the rest of the English summer due to a stress fracture in his right elbow. The squad for the Ireland Test was also made public by the Cricket Board.
Jofra Archer will not be able to play in any games for the remainder of the summer, according to a statement issued by England Cricket. “Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out for the rest of the summer after recent scans revealed he has sustained a recurrence of a stress fracture to his right elbow. He will now spend time with the England and Sussex medical teams, who will work on his injury management,” ECB’s statement said.
‘We wish him the best of luck with his recovery’ – Rob Key
Rob Key, the managing director of the ECB for England Men’s Cricket, also spoke up on Archer’s fitness. “It has been a frustrating and upsetting period for Jofra Archer. He was making good progress until a recurrence of the elbow injury, which kept him out for an extended period previously. We wish him the best of luck with his recovery. I’m sure we will see Jofra back to his best and winning games for England, whatever the format. Hopefully, sooner rather than later,” as reported by England Cricket, Key said.
The English and Wales Cricket Board confirmed that Archer had been “pushing through the discomfort” while playing, and it had proved “challenging” last week after he had to leave the Indian Premier League early owing to discomfort in his right elbow. Alongside Archer, Olly Stone will also miss several weeks of action after tearing his hamstring while representing Nottinghamshire.
Here’s how fans reacted to Archer’s major update:
I blame Vadapaav and Chumbai😠
— Virat kohli Fan (@ViratkohliFa1) May 16, 2023
England ka Bumrah 😂
— Naveen (@_naveenish) May 16, 2023
He literally plays for 1-2 months and down for next 12-15 months.
— Sagar Rout (@sagar_rout) May 16, 2023
This man has been more in hospitals and recoveries than in the field.
— LegSlip (@LegSlip7) May 16, 2023
Isme naya kya hai 🤷
— Shahvaz 𝕏 Khan (@101CenturyWhen) May 16, 2023
Thanks to scripted league😂😂😂
— Abhinand achuzz (@ravisha47243966) May 16, 2023