ENG vs IND: Jofra Archer ruled out of Test Series, IPL 2021 & T20 World Cup
Updated on: Aug 5, 2021 7:02 pm IST
In a disappointing development, England cricket team has suffered a major blow. With the T20 World Cup and Ashes 2021/22 set to take place in the later part of the year, ace pacer Jofra has been forced out of action for the rest of the year because of the recurrence of a stress fracture on his right elbow
Jofra Archer ruled out for the Test series, IPL 2021 & T20 World Cup
England team are currently facing India in the five-Test series. With the first Test match between the nations underway, the home side has suffered a major blow as fiery pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the entire Test series along with IPL 2021 and T20 World Cup and Ashes 2021/22.
The Barbados born pacer underwent surgery in March followed by a few weeks of recovery. He made his return last week for Sussex’s 2nd XI and was deemed fit to feature against Kent in the County Championship game. His elbow injury, however, flared up in the second innings and did not bowl on the final two days of that game against Kent and was subsequently ruled out of the home series against New Zealand.
Confirming the same, ECB released an official statement, which stated that Archer will miss all the matches that will take place in 2021 including the ongoing Test series against India, IPL 2021, T20 World Cup and the Ashes.
“Jofra Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow last week. The scans revealed that he has suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow. In response to these findings, he has been ruled out for the rest of the year and will miss the current Test series against India, the ICC Men’s T20 WC 2021 and the Ashes series in Australia,” ECB said in an official statement.
We're gutted for you and all behind you, @JofraArcher.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) August 5, 2021
ENG VS IND: What happened on the Day 1 of the first Test between England and India
Team India had a great outing on the Day 1 of the first match between India and England. The hosts won the toss and decided to bat first at Trent Bridge. The visitors on the other hand made a bold decision and left out R Ashwin, picking four pacers in their playing XI which paid off.
The pace quartet of Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were spot on and displayed impressive bowling skills to bundle out hosts for just 183 runs.
Joe Root was the only batsman from the English side to score above 30 as Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami scalped seven wickets among themselves. In reply, Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul showed great promise and confidence to put on an unbroken 21-run opening partnership in 13 testing overs.