England will need to get to the bottom of the problem hampering star pacemaker Jofra Archer to get him back on the pitch for the T20 World Cup and Ashes, head coach Chris Silverwood said on Sunday.
Archer, 25, was excluded from the ODI Series squad from here on Tuesday due to a worsening elbow injury. He was also excluded from the initial phase of the Indian Premier League which begins on April 9.
“It’s disappointing for Jofra and for us, we have to get to the bottom of the problem. We will make sure that we have all the resources possible around him and hope that he will be on the pitch in good shape for the future of England, ”he said in a virtual press conference .
“It’s not technically the same problem, is it? The important thing here is to clarify things and to make it see the specialist. We have to make sure that we convey to Jofra a long and successful career for England.
“Right now I’m pretty relaxed, but the most important thing for me right now is that Jofra sees the right people to be in great shape.”
Silverwood has said he wants Archer to compete in the T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
“He’s a great performer and I want him there. I have full confidence in my team of doctors that they will provide him with the best treatment to give him the best possible chance, ”he said.
“You have problems, injuries are part of the job, you can hurt yourself at any time.”
England lost the four-test series 3-1 before losing 2-3 in the T20I series to India on Saturday.
Silverwood said his team will look to turn things around at home during the ODI stage and that the experience of playing in Indian conditions will come in handy when they take part in the T20 World Cup later in the year.
“It won’t be any consolation for us (if England win the ODI Series). But, we are the world champions, we want to win the ODI series, ”he said.
“The T20 World Cup will be in India later this year and having the experience of playing here in India is important.
Asked about the loss of the T20I series, Silverwood said, “I see the T20 series as a great experience for our players to be here. Obviously disappointed to lose but it’s a tough place to come and win. India played very well.
“But we will certainly be wiser for that, coming back here for the World Cup, the players would have the experience of the wickets and the conditions. Again, the experience of hitting and balling at these wickets. Disappointed to lose this series but excited about what lies ahead. “
Asked about using fewer players during the T20I series, he said, “We expected the wickets to potentially spin, but the wickets were firm and good. Therefore, we have made very few changes in our team. “