New Delhi. Jofra Archer’s injury streak is not taking its name to stop. Now he is out of the rest of the English cricket season due to a lower back strain. Jofra Archer has been away from competitive cricket since July 2021. He last participated in the T20 Ballast for Sussex. After about 9 months, he was expected to return in the upcoming T20 Blast. But he has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a fresh injury. Archer is a part of Mumbai Indians in IPL. He stayed away from IPL this season due to injury. His injury has also dealt a big blow to the England cricket team. England have to play a Test series against New Zealand next month.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed Jofra Archer’s exit from the rest of the season. The ECB said in its statement, there is no time limit set for the return of the fast bowler. The board will take the opinion of an expert in this matter. According to the board, England and Sussex fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the rest of the season after being diagnosed with a stress fracture in his lower back. No time frame has been fixed for their return.
Long time away from international cricket
Jofra Archer is away from international cricket for almost 16 months. He played his last international match against India on 20 March 2021 in Ahmedabad. Then he was part of England’s T20 team. Apart from this, he has not played ODI cricket for 21 months. He played his last ODI match against Australia in Manchester on 16 September 2020. On the other hand, when it comes to Test cricket, Jofra played his last Test match against India in Ahmedabad on 24 February 2021.
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Did not play in T20 World Cup
Jofra Archer did not play in the T20 World Cup due to injury. England had to bear the brunt of which. The English team had to face defeat against New Zealand in the semi-finals. Apart from this, he also decided to stay away from IPL 2022. However, he was bought by Mumbai Indians in the IPL auction. But due to injury, Jofra could not play in the 15th season.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 16:50 IST