Jofra Archer, the pace bowler for the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), has been “invited to a winter training camp,” which might mean that he will soon be back in the ECB’s plans “after many injury setbacks over the last year, to start his path back into the Test team this month.
After recovering from an elbow injury at the beginning of the year, fast bowler Archer then sustained a back ailment; nonetheless, the Daily Mail reported on Saturday that Archer is “nearing a recovery and might resume moderate bowling.” stating that the ECB won’t hasten his return.
Jofra Archer Ready To Go Before The End Of The Year
After undergoing surgery in the latter part of last year, Archer started his right elbow rehabilitation in early 2022. He suffered a stress fracture in his back the day before he was supposed to make his comeback in June.
According to the article, Archer should be ready to go “before the end of the year, barring any other setbacks.”
The ECB, it said, is not setting a target date for his comeback, but Archer may go to Abu Dhabi with the team “on a pre-Pakistan Test tour gathering in November, which will also include England Lions players going to Sri Lanka in early 2023 “.
Jofra Archer Progressing Nicely: Steven Finn
Steven Finn, an England bowler and Archer’s partner at Sussex, provided insight into the pacer’s post-rehabilitation development.
“He’s progressing nicely. I’ve seen him a fair bit over the last few weeks and he’s very positive about the way it’s all progressing and healing. The England physios are down quite frequently visiting him and checking how he’s getting on.
I’ve seen him batting in the nets recently as well, which I think shows it’s getting better and healing as well.”
After the 2022 T20 World Cup, England will have a busy calendar. The squad will need the speedster’s skills because 2023 will see the Ashes and the ODI World Cup.
For the national team, Archer has missed a number of games, particularly Test matches, during the period when Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes took over as team captains.
“If he could be part of that Ashes series I think it would give England a great opportunity to win it. I’ve got no idea when he’s due to be fit or back bowling or playing but I know things are going well and he’s very positive looking forward.”