The big news was that Jofra Archer’s name was omitted from England’s squad list for the three-match ODI series against India, which starts on March 23 at the MCA stadium in Pune. He will also be unavailable for the first half of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
According to an ECB press release, Archer has been plagued by a right elbow injury, which has forced him to miss the first two Tests of the four-match Test series against India. Despite the fact that he played in all five T20I matches against India, he was claimed to be in a lot of pain and will need an injection in his elbow.
Archer’s injury and recovery will be treated by the ECB medical staff, but he will miss the ODI series against India and the first half of the IPL 2021 for his Rajasthan Royals franchise. Given Archer’s value to England’s plans in upcoming tournaments and series, England coach Chris Silverwood called it a wise decision on his part.
“It was a joint decision, and he practically put England first. He has to do this right the first time, and he’ll take some time to do so. It’s about knowing that he gets the highest chance of working for England, and both sides have decided on that. The piqued Jofra’s interest as well. Silverwood told UK Media in a virtual press conference on Sunday that he wants to be at the T20 World Cup and the Ashes. “It wasn’t a tough decision, it was a reasonable decision,” he said.
“It’s very rewarding because it demonstrates Jofra’s dedication to the national team and how much he loves playing for England. We appreciate that, we love having him around, and we will do whatever we can to assist,” he said.