IPL 2021: Jofra Archer risks missing the first half of IPL 2021, confirms the ECB.
IPL 2021: England’s spearhead Jofra Archer will most likely miss the first half of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. The England and Wales Cricket Commission (ECB) confirmed the statement on Sunday by announcing the ODI England squad against India.
The ODI series between India and England will start on March 23 in Pune.
The ECB, in a press release, said Jofra Archer suffered an elbow injury and was not fit for selection for the next ODI series against India. He will work with the ECB’s medial team for the next few weeks.
“Jofra’s elbow problem deteriorated during the T20I series and made it increasingly difficult for him to maintain performance levels,” an ECB statement said. “He was deemed unfit for selection for the ODI series which includes games on March 23, 26 and 28.
“The ECB’s medical team will constantly work with the pacemaker with a perfect work plan. We will do our best to get him back into top form, he will miss a few initial Indian Premier League (IPL) games. “
The cricketer’s complaint about the elbow injury in early 2020 and he was excluded from the IPL 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the Indian T20 tournament was held in September and it was good to participate in the competition.
According to the ECB, his injury worsened in the India vs England T20I series. Archer appeared in all five T20I games against India and managed his full quota of four overs in games.
With this level of fitness, he will not be able to compete in the ICC T20 World Cup later this year in India. ECB wants him to be fit for the major event and will work in favor of the cricketer.
He will be out of the first half of Indian T20 Tunrmanent and should come back in the second half with a better elbow.
He will return to the UK for treatment and assessment, the ECB has said.
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