Jofra Archer fit for England’s Twenty20 series opener against India after elbow injury
- Updated: March 12, 2021
England will go into the opening T20 against India with a full squad to pick from after paceman Jofra Archer was declared fit following an elbow injury.
Archer, 25, missed both the second and fourth Tests in the recent series against India due to the issue affecting his right arm.
The setbacks came after the fast bowler suffered a stress fracture in the same elbow in South Africa in the winter of 2019/20, ruling him out of the subsequent Test series in Sri Lanka.
England captain Eoin Morgan decided not to reveal his team on the eve of the match, preferring to keep his options open, but confirmed Archer is available and determined to play all formats of cricket for as long as he can.
Morgan added the variety in Archer’s bowling makes him “a huge asset” for the team.
“He’s a guy who can bowl in three parts of the game and be threatening whenever he comes on,” said Archer. “He obviously has express pace, can bowl cutters, variations and has a very good yorker.
“If you look at any of his performances as a whole they all sort of suggest that he will have a significant role to play in the World Cup.”
Source: Sky Sports