ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Jos Buttler Claims He Hasn't Spoken To Jofra Archer

Updated - 02 Jan 2024, 02:49 PM

Jos Buttler wants Jofra Archer to be fully fit before returning to England
Jos Buttler wants Jofra Archer to be fully fit before returning to England (Credits:X)

England Cricket Team’s white-ball skipper Jos Buttler wants a fully fit Jofra Archer to return to the national set-up. The right-arm pacer has been going through an injury crisis since the end of 2019 and is currently in his hometown in Barbados, rehabilitating. Jofra Archer has not been back in cricketing action since he had his elbow surgery during the Indian Premier League 2023.

Jos Buttler mentioned in one of the interactions after the West Indies tour, that he met with Jofra Archer during the tour. He said he was happy to see Archer bowl in the nets and train with the England team. Buttler also added that it is important that Archer takes his time.

Jos Buttler opens up on Jofra Archer’s return

“I haven’t spoken to Jof. Obviously, I saw him in Barbados, it was good to see him back in training with us and bowling well. I know the medical team and staff have got a good plan for him and I think I speak on behalf of all England cricket fans and cricket fans around the world that we want to see Jof back and back for good. So I think it’s important that he takes his time,” said Jos Buttler.

England suffered defeats in both the ODI and T20I series against West Indies. It has not been a good couple of months for England’s white-ball team. However, Jos Buttler has derived some positives from the West Indies tour saying that England now has a good enough idea about the conditions and can prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

“There’s been lots of ups and downs throughout the year but it’s always important to keep looking forward. We’ve obviously had five games out here in the Caribbean and had a really good look at what conditions will be like for the World Cup only six months away. So yeah, it’s been a good series,” Jos Buttler said.

England Cricket Team Did Not Have An Auspicious 2023

The 2023 has not been good for Jos Buttler and their men as the team crashed out of the ICC Cricket World Cup in the first half itself. They finished seventh on the points table behind the likes of Pakistan and Afghanistan and barely made it to the Champions Trophy qualification. The World Cup heartbreak was followed by the loss against West Indies in the white-ball series.

“I’ve had some low moments for sure. It was a huge disappointment in my career that the [ODI] World Cup had gone, but after you let the dust settle there’s huge motivation and determination to have another crack and keep going. So that desire still burns strongly,” Jos Buttler concluded.

England’s next assignment is in India as they get ready for some red-ball action. England will face India in a five-match Test series and will look to better their position in the WTC points table. They did not have a good season with the red-ball too as they failed to win the Ashes which was played on their home ground. The team currently stands seventh on the WTC points table.


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