England pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2021 and as well the Ashes series Down Under in 2021-22 due to recurring elbow issues. Burst onto the scene ahead of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, Archer played a crucial role in England’s World Cup win 2019. Later, he got make his Test debut in Ashes in 2019 and troubled the Australian batters with his searing pace.
But a long-term elbow problem has seen him not play cricket for close to five months. Many experts believe that Archer should quit the red-ball format and concentrate only on the limited-overs cricket. However, Archer feels he still has a lot to offer in Test cricket. The pace sensation has also targeted a return to the longest format during the West Indies tour next year.
Archer further said the injury won’t keep his spirits down. “When I got the news that I’d be out for the rest of 2021 because I had suffered another stress fracture in my elbow, it was pretty tough to take. But I’ve always been of the view that everything happens for a reason and, the injury doesn’t change the way I look at my career,” Archer wrote in his column for Daily Mail.
Archer revealed that playing Test cricket is his priority and he is gutted to miss several crucial Test matches for England.“I’ve said many times before that Test cricket is the most important format to me and, nothing has changed in that respect. It’s frustrating to be sitting out an important series against India, as well as not being able to make the trip to Australia this winter — not to mention the Twenty20 World Cup in the UAE,” he added.