London: England star fast bowler Jofra Archer is doubtful to play in the upcoming Test series against New Zealand as his old elbow injury re-emerged while playing in the County Championship match against Sussex against Kent.
The 26-year-old fast bowler has been troubled by an elbow injury in the past as well, due to which he could not play two Tests against India and then in the currently suspended Indian Premier League. Apart from this, he did not play against South Africa in the beginning of 2020.
Archer’s elbow injury emerged again
Jofra Archer was returning to injury after playing his first competitive match for Sussex. He took two wickets for 29 runs in the first innings. The fast bowler, however, could bowl only five overs in the second innings and complained of swelling in the elbow.
Sussex head coach Ian Salisbury told reporters on Saturday, ‘If you look at the present day, he will not be able to bowl tomorrow. You have to ask the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board).
He said, ‘When Jofra is unable to bowl, you are frustrated as a leader and as a team. But it happens. People get injured in sports. This is life ‘.
Salisbury said, ‘He is still keen to get on the field because he wants Sussex to win. They (ECB) must approve him to play in this match. He is not our player, so we have to get approval from him.
Let us know that England have to host New Zealand in a series of two Tests from June 2. The team is expected to be announced on Tuesday for this series.
After the series against New Zealand, England have to play a five-match Test series against India, which will start from August 4.