Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes Jofra Archer may be forced to retire from the game’s longest format in order to extend his international career.
England faced a body low a few days ago after Jofra Archer was banned from the ongoing India Test series, the T20 World Cup and the upcoming Ashes series Down Under.
Archer has been fighting with his annoying right elbow since the 2019/20 South Africa tour. However, he continued to play for most of 2020 before the problem worsened and he had to undergo surgery.
Archer had surgery a few months ago and was expected to return to cricket competition sometime this summer.
However, the ECB announced in a press release that Archer, who recently appeared in a blast and 50-over home game for Sussex, had been diagnosed with a fatigue fracture.
Michael Vaughan wrote in his column for The Telegraph that given the recurring nature of Jofra Archer’s injuries, he couldn’t risk throwing 25 overs in one day on Test cricket to extend his career.
He also went on to cite the example of ex-weirdo Graeme Swann who had to quit Test Cricket because of chronic problems in his joint.
“You now have to fear for Jofra Archer’s testing career. If the elbow is so bad then why should it risk further injuries by rolling 25 overs a day in test cricket? Players can now make a very good living in Twenty20 and Archer is one of the best white ball bowlers in the world, ”said Vaughan.
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