England fast bowler Jofra Archer is targeting his return to Test cricket against West Indies in March 2022. Archer suffered a stress fracture ad was ruled out of this year’s T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
The England pacer underwent an operation in May to remove a bone fragment from his elbow and is since out of action. The 26-year-old was ruled out of England’s Test series against New Zealand and also missed the ongoing Test series against India, in which the visitors have taken a 1-0 lead.
“The reason I had an operation in May was because I wanted to sort out the problem once and for all. I don’t want this thing hanging over me,” Archer told the Daily Mail.
“If I do end up with another stress fracture, I may have a different view on things as regards to my future. But for the moment, I’m still only 26 and I think my best years as a Test cricketer are ahead of me.
“I’m trying to be cautious about when I make my comeback, but I guess there’s a chance I’ll be ready in time for England’s three-test series against West Indies in the Caribbean in March. But I can’t make any promises.”
Injuries have been a major concern for Archer as he even missed this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2001.