England have left out fast bowler Jofra Archer and Test captain Joe Root as they have named a 14-member squad for the upcoming three-match One-Day International series against India. The series will take place in Pune behind closed doors due to the rise of coronavirus cases. March 23 will host the first tie of the series followed by games on 26 and 28.
Root, who flew back to England after the Test series has been left out while Archer has been rested after aggravating his elbow injury and will fly back to the United Kingdom. The Barbados-born fast bowler is said to have deteriorated his elbow over the course of the five-game T20I series and will travel back for “further management and investigation” of his right elbow.
England rest Jofra Archer for ODI series against India
Consequently, the pacer was deemed unfit for selection, and will miss the start of the IPL 2021 as well, said ECB in the media release.
“The ECB medical team will assess the player and, together with Jofra, develop a treatment plan and a return-to-play schedule in due course. As a consequence, Jofra will miss the start of this year’s Indian Premier League,” a press release stated.
On the other hand, Matt Parkinson has earned a recall after a year. Parkinson made his ODI debut in the tied series in South Africa in February 2020. Liam Livingstone and Reece Topley, who weren’t a part of England’s last ODI assignment at home against Australia last September, have also been picked for the 50-overs contests. The duo was with the England T20I squad but did not get a game.
Meanwhile, Jake Ball, Chris Jordan, and Dawid Malan, who were already in India for the T20I series that concluded in Ahmedabad on Sunday, will travel with the ODI squad as cover.