Jorfra Archer targets Test return against West Indies post injury

England fast bowler Jofra Archer is targeting his return to Test cricket against West Indies in March 2022.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer is targeting his return to Test cricket against West Indies in March 2022.

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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