Bowling in England Joffre Archer said he was ready to miss a series of five tests against India in August-September to be fully fit for the T20 and Ashes World Cups later this year.
“One thing I’m determined to do after the elbow surgery is not to rush back, because my main focus is to play for England at the World Cup twenty-twenty years later this year,” Archer wrote in his column. for the Daily Mail
“These are my goals. If I go back before that and manage to play in the home series of tests against India – then well, so be it. If I don’t, I’m fully prepared to wait for summer.”
England play New Zealand in two test matches starting on June 2, which Archer will surely miss. They then play India in a test series of five matches, starting on August 4 with the first test in Nottingham and ending on September 14 with the fifth and final test in Manchester.
“The way I look at things is that I’d rather miss a few weeks a year so I can have a few more years in my career,” Archer wrote, adding that if his injury didn’t heal this time, he no play any cricket.
“I just want to sort out this injury once and for all, so I don’t look that far ahead or on return dates – because if I don’t understand correctly, I won’t play any cricket. Period. “
The T20 World Cup will be held in October-November and the ashes the series will begin on December 8.
“I’m not going to do anything good by coming back before I’m fully recovered, so I’ll take the time …
“The bandages have been removed and I have been talking to the consultant ever since, but everything is still very fresh and I am still in pain after this defining career last Friday,” he added.
Archer played several games this month, his first since the international games in March in India. He played for Sussex against Kent in the County Championship and before that, he represented Sussex Second XI.
He said he had to undergo surgery this month because the rest and pain injections did not work.
“But after playing for Sussex against Kent earlier this month, it wasn’t a difficult decision to go the surgical route, as trying to deal with the injury with rest and pain-killing injections obviously doesn’t work,” he wrote.
He said he wanted to play all three formats for England.
“As I recently stated on these pages, I remain committed to playing all three formats for England and winning big series. But it has been a long time since I bowled completely without pain,” he added.
“I hope to be able now and to be as effective as the old one in the not-so-distant future so that I can play a key role in the two big events at the end of 2021.”