No IPL 2021, no Tests against India, Jofra Archer targets T20 World Cup for comeback from 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.

Jofra Archer injury update: What comes as a huge setback for England and Rajasthan Royals, not only IPL 2021 but Jofra Archer is also set to miss the 5-match Test series against India. Archer spoke for the first time after getting his elbow operated. The pace spearhead has made it clear that there is no chance he can play in IPL 2021 or test matches against India. According to Archer he will not rush his comeback as his main focus is to play for England in the upcoming T20 World Cup and Ashes later this year.

No IPL 2021, no Tests against India, Jofra Archer targets T20 World Cup for comeback from injury

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“One thing I am determined about post-elbow operation is not to rush my comeback because my primary focus is to be playing for England in the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes later this year. Those are my targets,” Archer told DailyMail.

“My hope now is that I’m fit and as effective as the old me in the not-too-distant future so that I can play a key role in the two big events at the end of 2021,” he added.

As per ECB, Archer had surgery to address his long-standing elbow issues on Friday.

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Jofra Archer injury update: The 26-year-old said that that he is committed to playing all three formats for England adding that he would rather miss few weeks of a year than few years in his career.

No IPL 2021, no Tests against India, Jofra Archer targets T20 World Cup for comeback from injury

However, Archer hopes to be back for the Test series against India.

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“If I come back before then and manage to play in the home Test series against India — then fine, so be it. If I don’t, I am quite prepared to sit out the summer,” he opined.

The England fast bowler has a history of elbow injuries that needs constant care and quarterly injections. It forced him to miss two Tests against India and IPL 2021 Phase 1 for Rajasthan Royals. He had also missed games in South Africa at the start of 2020.

Jofra Archer injury update: It is notable that he has been ruled out of the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand.

Earlier this year, Archer had undergone a finger surgery after an injury due to a freak fish tank incident after returning to England post-India tour.

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