The England speedster Jofra Archer, who played a key role in England winning their first-ever World Cup in 2019, has been ruled out for one more season due to injury. Jofra was already out of the game for almost 12 months, as he last played international cricket against India in a T20 game last year.
The injury that is going to keep Jofra Archer on the sidelines for the upcoming English summer is different from the one that kept him out last summer. He has been reported to have suffered a stress fracture in his lower back and his old elbow injury has not resurfaced.
It’s quite surprising though that Jofra has suffered the stress fracture because he hasn’t bowled a lot in the last year. He has bowled a little bit in the nets and has played one or two second XI games in the county circuit. To suffer a stress fracture without a lot of overs under the belt is slightly surprising, but that’s what ECB’s official statement says.
Jofra Archer hadn’t participated in the last T20 World Cup either
Jofra Archer won’t take any part in any of the England home games this summer, but his participation in the T20 World Cup in Australia remains doubtful as well now. He had not participated in the last T20 World Cup in UAE either and it had cost England big time because they struggled in the death overs with their fast bowling.
Now if Jofra misses another T20 World Cup, it will be a body blow for England which still doesn’t have a reliable fast bowler who can bowl consistently well in the death.
The England fans were obviously devastated as the news broke through that Jofra had been ruled out for another English summer, but the cricket fans, in general, were devastated as well, as everyone wants to see Jofra back playing again.
Here is how Twitter reacted after Jofra Archer’s injury news came through –
I feel for Jofra Archer. It must be terribly frustrating.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Jofra stuff just makes you feel a bit empty doesn't it
— Ben Jones (@benjonescricket) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Poor Jofra Archer. He's been diagnosed with a stress fracture of the lower back, and won't play at all this season.
— Lawrence Booth (@the_topspin) May 19, 2022Advertisement
So sad hearing about Jofra Archer's injury, one of the most exciting talents to ever play for England. He will be back and I can't wait to see him bowling rockets again.
— kεz (@_kezx) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Not blaming Jofra at all, just that he left West Indies cricket for not managing his injury well. Now the English Test team has on its own endangered his whole career
— Karthik Raj (@kartcric) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Joe Root should have been fired as captain the minute the extent of Jofra Archer's injuries became clear https://t.co/DOjMUzBQer
— Will Cooling (@willcooling) May 19, 2022Advertisement
— Mohit Tiwari (@Mohitti778814) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Jofra Archer injured again, Jesus Christ that guy is crickets Wilshire & Diaby in one.
— Jimmy AFC 🌶️ (@jimmytozer) May 19, 2022Advertisement
Jofra Archer is the Shane Bond of this generation. https://t.co/pSJAM9eXDI
— Ashish Kumar Pradhan🇮🇳🇺🇦 🩺⚕️ (@DrAshishPradhan) May 19, 2022Advertisement