Archer was expected to lead the Royals’ attack in the 2021 IPL. Previously, Archer had to suspend two test matches against India, as the Elbow Niggle first came to light against South Africa in early 2020.
The Telegraph of London reported that Archer will get an injection on his right elbow after the T20I series against India, but the Pacer needs some rest and will get a third injection later to get him through the year that there is an important one Ashes series out there in which England looks like winning back the ballot box.
The final call for this will be made in the next few days as Archer has expressed his willingness to be part of the Ashes campaign for England against Australia. The topic is currently being discussed between the English team management and the medical team.
Archer has played all five T20Is against India and was the player in the IPL 2020 tournament that was held in the UAE. In any case, the England and Wales Board can take one final call regarding Archer’s availability for the 2021 IPL as he is a centrally contracted player. In this case, the ECB reserves the right to withdraw Archer from the IPL 14.
“I have to take care of my elbows before I think about what’s going to happen. For me, I want to get through this T20I series right away and then I’ll do everything in my power to make sure I go to the World Cup and to the Ashes “Archer had said.
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