England’s star pacer Jofra Archer who made a comeback earlier this year after a long injury struggle is once again out of the upcoming Ashes series. Archer’s elbow issues are not new but since his recovery, it was anticipated that with proper workload management, the player will remain fit. However, things don’t look good for Jofra Archer again. The 29-year-old fast bowler who was playing in the IPL as well as was part of England’s squad for Ashes has triggered his elbow issues.

Cricket expert Ian Bishop expressed his disappointment over Archer’s injury. The former West Indian speed bowler Ian Bishop has encouraged Jofra Archer to avoid red-ball cricket for a while at least for the upcoming few seasons. Bishop noted that the bowling action of the fast bowler was good. However, added that England’s mismanagement to keep a track of his spells, aggregate the issue. He said during an appearance on ESPNcricinfo’s Stump Mic that effective task management and physical preparation will be essential.

Jofra Archer to miss the upcoming Ashes

Ian Bishop Reacts to Jofra Archer’s Elbow Injury

“There was a period when Jofra was overbowled. I sat there watching it, and I’m thinking: what madness is this, that you are going to give this guy over after over. You almost – I’m sorry to use this statement. I don’t know how else to say it. You are killing the goose that lays the golden egg for you. I wake up in the morning – and I’ve said this to ESPNcricinfo before – if I hear Jofra Archer’s bowling, I snap out of my sleep. Because I love the athleticism of the run-up, the high action, it’s poetry in motion,” Ian Bishop said.

With Jofra Archer now out of the Ashes and James Anderson too suffering from groin injury, Ben Stokes will have to manage the workload well. Moreover, there are high expectations this time from the England side after their performances under Stokes. The ECB will nonetheless keep an eye on the recovery of the fast bowler keeping in mind the ODI World Cup later this year. The cricket board is still to announce the squad for Ashes but has named the players for one test against Ireland.

England’s squad for Ireland test:

Ben Stokes (capt), James Anderson, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson.

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