Archer has stated that he will “concentrate on his recovery” as the ECB continues to monitor the fast bowler’s health leading up to the Ashes.
Jofra Archer is going to return from playing in the Indian Premier League in order to focus on his recovery after the conclusion of England’s test season, which will begin in a little over 3 weeks.
Before their match versus on Tuesday Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians announced that Chris Jordan will be taking Archer’s spot in the team’s lineup.
Archer made his comeback earlier this year after dealing with injury issues for an extended period of time. During that time, he suffered fractures from stress in the back and right elbow. He competed for England in the international limited overs forms played in Bangladesh and South Africa and for MI Cape Town in the newly established SA20 league.
During those appearances, he bowled brilliantly, collecting wickets and consistently registering speeds of more than 90 miles per hour. However, since he has been in India, his performance has been a bit more inconsistent.
Archer participated in the tournament’s first game but then had to sit out the next four matches due to an elbow injury. It was discovered by Telegraph Sport that during this 19-day interval, he traveled to Belgium to meet his elbow surgeon Roger van Riet.
While there, he underwent a small procedure, which was his 5th operation in the previous 25 months.
He has participated in four of Mumbai’s latest five games and has shown no evident signs of being bothered by the injury in any way.
The ECB has been keeping a tight eye on Archer’s health and has been having regular conversations with the player as well as Ben Langley, the previous physio who is now the director of science and medicine for Mumbai.
He’s an integral component of the strategy for the upcoming Ashes series this summer, which will begin at Edgbaston on June 16th. This series begins after a Test match against Ireland that lasts for four days and takes place at Lord’s on June 1.
Because Archer has not taken entire innings in a first-class game since the beginning of 2021, it will be difficult for him to compete in the Ashes. However, the ECB was hoping to build up the bowling responsibilities around his on-field responsibilities in the IPL.
According to a brief statement released by Mumbai Indians, Chris Jordan will be joining the team for the remainder of the current season. Chris takes Jofra Archer’s position while the ECB continues to track Jofra Archer’s recuperation and fitness levels. Jofra will go back to his house so that he can concentrate on his recovery.
Until the end of the previous month, the immensely seasoned Surrey versatile Jordan was playing with Mumbai in an informal capacity. It is possible that he is serving as a standby player for his close companion Archer.