Michael Vaughan, a former England player feels that Jofra Archer could think of pulling out of the entire IPL 2021. He thinks that given the time one needs to spend in the bio-bubble it might make Archer miss the whole tournament.
Vaughan on Archer
England pacer Jofra Archer’s recent injury put his participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in doubt. The premium bowler and a core member of the side deal with injury issues quite often and this time he seems to miss the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League. Michael Vaughan was speaking about the issue on Cricbuzz and he went on to speak about the other problems regarding staying in the bio-bubble.
He added, “You look at Jofra Archer now, he’s missing with that elbow injury, that needs rest and there is no time limit on how long it’s going to take. So again, it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jofra Archer misses the whole of the IPL, we’ll have to wait and see.”
Vaughan on other players
However, Michael Vaughan feels that not just Archer, more English players could pull out of the T20 league. Talking to Cricbuzz, former England captain Vaughan explained, “Unfortunately, for the overseas players, the IPL is such a long tournament…it wouldn’t surprise me if one or two of the England players pull out of the IPL. Not the whole of it, but midway through they might say that ‘look we have had enough of this bio-bubble and we need to get out of it’.”
He added, “Players and the have to be true to themselves and also the management has to be true to the players. So if a player is struggling I don’t think any management group around the world will be concerned if a player says ‘Look I am struggling in this bubble I need to get back.”