Jofra Archer aiming to be fit for Twenty20 World Cup in October after elbow surgery
“My main goal is to play for England in the Twenty20 and Ashes World Cup later this year”; England fast bowler Jofra Archer hopes to play again in the fall after his elbow surgery.
England men’s cricket managing director Ashley Giles says he is “ confident ” that Jofra Archer will recover from elbow surgery in time for the T20 World Cup in October.
Jofra Archer has aimed to return to action in time for the T20 World Cup in October and the Ashes series at the end of the year after a “career-defining” elbow surgery.
The 26-year-old Sussex bowler is rehabbing after surgery last Friday and is ready to “spend the summer” in an attempt to finally resolve a problem with his right elbow.
In his column for him Daily mailSaid Jofra: “One thing I am determined about post elbow operation is not to rush my return because my main goal is to play for England in the Twenty20 World Cup and Ashes later this year.
“Those are my goals. If I go back before then and manage to play the test series at home against India, then that’s fine, so be it. If I don’t, I’m pretty prepared to stay out for the summer.” .
“The way I see things is that I would rather miss a few weeks of the year to have a few more years in my career.”
England face two Tests against New Zealand in June, then a white-ball series against Sri Lanka followed by a one-day series against Pakistan in July.
The T20 World Cup is scheduled for October and November in India and the Ashes series begins in Australia in December.
“It won’t do me any good to come back before I’m fully fit, so I’ll take my time and do what’s best for me and my life,” Archer said.
“The bandages are off and I have spoken to the consultant since then, but everything is still very fresh and I am still sore after what was a career defining moment last Friday.
“Surgery was always the last option and we wanted to put all possible strategies into practice before going down that path. It was the last thing on the list. It is not always a solution and in four weeks we will know how things have gone.” “
Ashley Giles, England’s managing director of men’s cricket, said Sky sports that he believes Archer will be fit in time for ICC Men’s World Twenty20.
“We are sure, the surgery went very well. It is a major surgery and that is why before rushing to these types of operations, you look at all the conservative measures and treatments and, finally, when they do not work, you have to take a different path. And that’s what we’ve done.
“He has received the best treatment and he will get the best rehabilitation. We are confident that when he returns he will do what he loves the most, which is playing over 90 mph without pain.
“I think all these types of injuries, and I’ve had my fair share, are very concerning to the player and we are aware of that and the anxiety that it can cause to that person involved. Every time you go to the theater there are risks associated with We never take it lightly and that’s why we explored all conservative routes first.
“We are happy with how he has gone. We will support him a lot and take care of him, and what he should expect is to play a very important role in helping us challenge that T20 World Cup and the ashes.” . “