Paul Fabrace answers the question of will Jofra Archer return for the ODI World Cup 2023 as he was regaining his fitness from a stress fracture.
Will Jofra Archer play in ODI World Cup 2023?
Jofra Archer will become fit to play in the ODI World Cup which is set to be hosted by India. The inclusion of seamer will bring some hope among his followers.
Archer’s journey since the 2019 ODI World Cup has been experiencing physical challenges. Yet, his resilience and commitment to the sport never wavered down.
“He’s going well. I think he is on course for the World Cup which is fantastic news,” said Sussex head coach Paul Fabrace.
Farbrace’s recent comments suggest that Archer’s rehabilitation is progressing well. Paul Farbrace also seemed hopeful as Jofra Archer will become a better player of the English bowling unit in the upcoming years.
“I think England will have to get the best out of Archer if he is to go to the next Ashes series,” Farbrace added.
Owing to frequent injury issues, Jofra Archer has been quite inconsistent in the England squad over the last two years. Since making his debut for the Three Lions in 2019, the 28-year-old has played only 13 Tests, 21 ODIs, and 15 T20Is.
Jofra Archer suffered from injury in early 2020 when he sustained a stretch fracture on his right elbow due to which he has been sidelined for the first half of the season. In 2021, the fast bowler had to undergo surgery after suffering a harmful injury.
Archer also missed the major part of the 2022 season due to a stress injury on his back. He returned to action on a limited-over series against South Africa in January 2023, while also participating in domestic tournaments like SA20 League and Indian Premier League (IPL).
He was set to play for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2023 but the stress fracture on Jofra Archer’s right elbow happened once again and forced him to miss the tournament in the middle. It also made him miss the ongoing Ashes series on home venues.
Archer played just 5 games in the Indian Premier League and was reported to have gone for surgery in Belgium. The Sussex head coach also emphasized the need for careful management of Archer’s fitness in the future.
As he works towards regaining his fitness, the cricket world eagerly awaits his return to the pitch. The prospect of seeing Archer in action at the ODI World Cup 2023 is indeed exciting news for cricket fans worldwide.
Jofra Archer was their highest wicket-taker at the 2019 ODI World Cup, picking up 20 scalps at an average of 23.05 from 11 matches. In the final, he bowled the Super Over and kept New Zealand below 15 runs and made victory for his team.
His pace and variations can work wonders on Indian grounds as his wonders in England pitch. His experience and success in the IPL and handiness with the bat is a combination which cannot be done by many players in his team.