New Delhi: India had defeated England (IND vs ENG) 3-1 in the recent 4-match Test series. Now Team India has to play a 5-match Test series in England in August. England would like to beat India and settle their scores, but before this series, England has suffered a big setback.
Archer may be out
England’s fast bowler Jofra Archer’s right elbow will undergo surgery on Friday, leaving him unlikely to play in the opening matches of the five-match Test series against India starting on 4 August. He is already out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand. He will undergo right hand surgery for the second time within a short period of time.
Pain occurred during county series
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) tweeted, ‘A review has been done by a medical advisor regarding Jofra’s right elbow pain. Now he will have surgery tomorrow. This 26-year-old player made a comeback against Kent for his county team Sussex. He was advised to undergo surgery due to elbow pain.
Injection was also taken against India
The ECB did not give any information about the return of Jofra Archer but said, ‘Information related to them will be given in the coming time.’ According to a Sky Sports report, Archer took a T20 series against India in March and even before that, he took cortisone injection (a pain reliever) in the elbow joint.
Was also out of IPL
While cleaning the fish tank in the house, glass was penetrated in his hand and he had to undergo an operation. He could not even play in the IPL which was later suspended. Apart from the five-match Test series against India, England also have to face Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the limited-overs series. After this, the team has to take part in the ICC T20 World Cup, which will be held in India or UAE.