Joffra Archer recently visited India with the England team, where he participated in the Tests and T20 series.
England fast bowler Jofra Archer returned from injury India tour.
Before the start of IPL 2021, questions are being raised on the availability of some big players for this season. One of these prominent names is Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer. Archer, an important member of the England cricket team, is currently in his country, where he underwent an operation of his right hand finger on Wednesday 30 March. Due to this operation of Archer, there is a doubt about his playing in the IPL 2021 season. Meanwhile, a recent report has claimed that Archer will not be able to play in the first 4 matches of Rajasthan Royals, but after that he may be available for the season.
Archer visited India last month with the England team. During this time, Archer played 2 Test matches and then took part in the five matches of the T20 series. However, he went back to the country before the ODI series. During this time it was revealed that Archer’s right hand finger was hurt in the house in the month of January and a piece of glass was penetrated. Archer’s hand was operated to remove this piece.
Will not be able to play first 4 matches, hope of return to Rajasthan
ESPN Cricinfo According to the report of Rajasthan Royals, these fast bowlers are currently going through the rehabilitation process under the supervision of the medical experts of England Cricket Board for 2 weeks. Due to this, he will not be able to play in at least the first 4 matches for Rajasthan. Although Rajasthan Royals have not yet been informed about the availability of Archer from the ECB, but the franchise is assuming that they will not be able to play the first 4 matches, but will be able to be a part of the team after that.
IPL 2021 will begin with the match of Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on 9 April. The first match of Rajasthan will be against Punjab Kings on 12 April. After this, the team will take on Delhi Capitals on 15 April, Chennai Super Kings on 19 April and Royal Challengers Bangalore in their fourth match on 22 April.
2 weeks training after rehabilitation
In the report, quoting the statement of ECB, it has been said that during the 2-week rehabilitation, the experts of the English Board will continue to investigate them. Only then will it be decided to return to the ground for training and bowling. Not only is finger injury a problem, but Archer’s elbow is also a big problem. However, they are being injected for this and during training the effect of this injection will also be monitored.
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