England is ready to host West Indies for a three-match series in the ‘new normal’ situation caused by the pandemic. The speedster from England has fully recovered from his elbow injury and hopes to play in the upcoming series in July.
Archer set for a comeback
Jofra Archer said that he is fit enough to play against West Indies in the upcoming Test series. He claimed that he has recovered from his right elbow injury sustained earlier this year. Archer had kept himself out of England’s tour of Sri Lanka and also the 13th edition of Indian Premier League following the injury but fortunately, both were postponed in the wake of the COVID-19. Archer in his column for the Daily Mail, “This past fortnight has been a lot different from the previous few weeks of practice as the intensity when you introduce batters goes up without you even noticing.”
He added, “So far everything feels like clockwork. Crunch in, crunch out, my body feels fresh, and there are no issues with my right elbow whatsoever, touch wood.”
England to play Test against West Indies in July
Cricket is all set to begin in the United Kingdom with the home team taking on the Windies for the three-match Test series starting in July. The first Test will be played in Southampton from July 8 and then the next two games will be shifted to Old Trafford, Manchester. Archer spoke about the workload while playing the series, “Despite the fact that the three matches of this series are played in such a short space of time … I could play all three — but everyone will be a bit cautious in terms of workload, thinking about the body and what lies ahead.”
He added, “… Bowling has been a gradual progression but despite the fact that I was resting my elbow injury when we went into lockdown in March, I have followed similar loads to the other England test bowlers.”