New Delhi: England fast bowler Jofra Archer has said that he wants to keep himself away from the five-match Test series to be held with India in August-September so that he for the T20 World Cup and the Ashes series can stay keep fit. Archer told the media, ‘One thing I have decided after the elbow operation is that I will not make a hasty return, because all my focus is on playing for England in the T20 World Cup and Ashes later this year.’
I don’t mind sitting outside: Archer
He said, ‘This is my goal. If I come back earlier and play in the home Test series against India, there is no problem. If it does not, I am fully prepared to sit out.’ England is yet to play a two-match Test series with New Zealand from June 2 and thereafter they will play a five-match T20 series with India from August 4.
Archer said, ‘Looking at things, I feel that I will have to stay out of the team for a few weeks so that my career can add some more years. I just want to overcome this injury forever, so I am thinking of not hurrying back. If I do not recover from an injury, I will not play any cricket. I will not do good by returning without being fully fit.’
New Zealand dropped out of the series due to an elbow injury
26-year-old Archer has been ruled out of the two-match Test series with New Zealand due to an elbow injury. He was playing for Sussex in county cricket, but he could not bowl on the final day of the match due to the re-emergence of an elbow injury problem.