England’s prime pacer Jofra Archer has been ruled out of phase-2 of IPL 2021 following an injury to his right elbow. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Archer will be out for the rest of the year due to his injury.
The ECB stated that “The England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that England fast bowler 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 LV= Insurance Test series against India, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 and the Ashes series in Australia.”
The injury will see the IPL side Rajasthan Royals in contention and won’t be receiving the services of their prime pacer in the remainder of IPL 2021.
Archer suffered a fracture in his right elbow during the England tour of South Africa back in 2020 and this injury seems to be an exaggeration for the same.
Archer proved to be an economical bowler for Rajasthan Royals and has been their top choice as a pacer for several years. The bowler’s injury will be a big headache to the IPL franchise as the England pacer has been contributing with the ball as well as with bat and his absence might hamper Rajasthan’s hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages.
He will also be missing the five-match Test series against India along with the ICC T20 World cup that is scheduled to be held later this year in the UAE.