Jofra Archer is preparing to make a comeback after a lengthy absence
The England speedster is set to make a comeback from injury for Sussex in the forthcoming T20 Blast season. He last appeared for England against India in a Twenty20 International series in Ahmedabad in March 2021. However, he remained in action until July of that year, when the pacer was hurt and ruled out due to an elbow issue. He had two elbow surgeries and then rehab before returning to the pitch for Sussex’s T20 Blast game against Glamorgan on May 26.
Meanwhile, many people were concerned about Jofra Archer’s overall fitness during this time. Some even labeled him a one-format player, fearing that if he played in all formats for England, he would sustain another injury. However, Archer has stated that no one from the ECB has contacted him regarding playing only one format for the time being. He is now looking forward to playing in the T20 Blast and will then decide whether or not to participate in the home summer when England is slated to play seven Test matches.
“As for Test cricket this summer, I simply haven’t thought that far ahead. I’ve not had any prompts from anyone, telling me I’m a one-format player as yet. I still want to play everything, but my first task is the Blast and if I don’t play that properly, then I won’t be able to play Test cricket. So the focus needs to be on the cricket I’ve got lined up and we will see from there,” Archer wrote in his column.
The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia later this year. Jofra Archer missed the previous edition in the UAE due to injury and is eager to get back on the field to establish his health.