London: The England Cricket Board agrees to keep fast bowler Jofra Archer out of the five-match Test series against India. Archer had said that he wanted to keep himself away from the five-match Test series to be held with India in August-September so that he could keep himself fit for the T20 World Cup and Ashes series.
Archer’s not decided to play Test against India
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Director of Cricket Ashley Giles told the Daily Mail, ‘I have spoken many times about the purpose of the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series. We want Archer to prepare well for this’.
He said, ‘Archer suffered two different injuries to the elbow due to which he is unable to bowl. This is disappointing for them ‘.
Giles said, “I am confident that after the surgery he will be fully fit and will return to his style for which he is known”.
I will not return in a hurry: Archer
Archer wrote in his column for the Daily Mail, ‘One thing I have decided after the elbow operation is that I will not make a hasty return, because all my attention will be on the T20 World Cup and Ashes for England later this year. I want to play in ‘.
He said, ‘This is my goal. If I come back earlier and play in the home Test series against India, then there is no problem. If it does not, then I am fully prepared to sit outside ‘.
Let us know that England has to play a two-match Test series with New Zealand from June 2 and after that it will play a five-match T20 series with India from August 4.