Jofra Archer’s elbow injury has again brought his undoing. He is ruled out of the upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand after the injury has aggravated. The 26-year-old quickly returned to action for Sussex in a County Championship match against Kent at Hove this week but bowled only five overs in the visitors’ second innings with his elbow injury coming back to trouble him.
England and Wales Cricket Board came up with an official statement regarding Jofra Archer’s elbow injury. ECB confirmed he was “suffering from pain in his right elbow when bowling”.
Jofra Archer Ruled Out As Elbow Injury Resurfaces
“The England and Sussex medical teams will now seek guidance, and Archer will see a medical consultant later this week to determine the next course of action on the management of his elbow.” the statement further said.
Archer’s elbow injury has plagued his cricket career in the past as well. He was ruled out of the second Test with the elbow injury cropping up. He played the T20I series against India before being ruled out of the ODI series.
Meanwhile, the New Zealand Cricket team has reached London on Monday morning for the WTC final and the Test series against England. Most of the test squad and staff had been transferred to hotel quarantine in Southampton where they will warm-up for the two-test series against England, NZC said in a statement.
“The first three days will be spent in hotel room isolation, before mini-training groups of six can be established from days 4-6, pending negative covid results,” NZC said.
Tim Southee, BJ Watling, Ross Taylor and Neil Wagner will depart Auckland later on Monday to join the squad in Southampton. Captain Kane Williamson and other players and staff who were involved in the suspended Indian Premier League were expected to arrive in England later on Monday after flying out of the Maldives, NZC said.
New Zealand play the first test against England at Lord’s from June 2 before the second in Birmingham from June 10. The Black Caps then face Virat Kohli’s India in the World Test Championship final in Southampton from June 18.