IPL 2021: England Ace Jofra Archer Might Pull Out-Report
England seamer Jofra Archer in all likelihood might pull out from the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. According to British Daily ‘The Telegraph’ the 25-year-old has kept his priorities straight. He wants a better international career and in order to do so he might skip IPL. Archer has also been struggling with his right elbow for a long time now.Thanks to this injury, he wasn’t able to take part in the second and fourth Test against India earlier last month.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had revealed back then that their ace speed bowler Jofra Archer missed the final Test due to a persisting elbow injury which had also kept him out of the second Test in Chennai suggesting that had he been fit the visitors may have played with three quicks in the XI.
“Jofra Archer is not playing in this Test match due to his ongoing right elbow issue. The ECB medical team will provide an update in due course,” stated an update from the ECB.ECB also added that Ben Stokes was included in the playing XI despite having an upset stomach. Stokes was England’s best batsman on the opening day in Ahmedabad scoring a well crafted 55. He faced 121 deliveries spending a decent length of time at the crease in hot and humid conditions in Ahmedabad. Stokes also bowled with the new ball for England.
The ECB added that the stomach bug would not keep the great England all-rounder off the field. “Ben Stokes has had an upset stomach, the same issue that has affected other members of the touring party. It is not expected to keep him off the field,” they added.England trail 1-2 in the four-match series. A win will help them level the series which will be a massive achievement. India has not lost two Tests in a series in India since losing to England in Mumbai and Kolkata in 2012. The home team just need a draw to secure a place in the final of the World Test Championship alongside New Zealand at Lord’s in June this year.