England fast bowler Jofra Archer has announced on Twitter that a recent scan has revealed that he is fully healed, having missed all of England’s games this year due to an elbow injury.
The 25-year-old was named in the 30-man behind-closed-doors training group for the upcoming Test series against the West Indies and it appears he will be fully fit and raring to go.
Archer took a five-wicket haul in the first Test in South Africa back in December but missed the rest of the tour due to an elbow injury, which also ruled him out of England’s scheduled two-match series in Sri Lanka – though that was later postponed.
With the return of Test cricket now less than a month away, the England and Sussex quick took to Twitter to announce recent scans had the confirmed that the elbow issue had fully healed.
Scan results are back and I’m fully healeddddddd pic.twitter.com/Mx9f0rjhjG
— Jofra Archer (@JofraArcher) June 17, 2020
The 25-year-old was one of the 55 players brought back to training at the end of May and seems to have been causing some issues for Sam Curran in the nets, with both players back training at the Oval.
Jofra Archer vs Sam Curran in the nets at The Oval this morning 🔥
— Cricket District 🏏 (@cricketdistrict) June 10, 2020
Few things have been more exciting over the past 12 months than watching Archer terrorise opposition batsmen – both in England’s successful World Cup campaign and last summer’s Ashes series.
It’s often easy to forget that his international debut came just 13 months ago and that this will be just his second Test series on home turf, particularly as he has taken 55 international wickets in that time.
The Windies’ chances in the upcoming three-match Test series is likely to hinge of the effectiveness of their fast bowling attack but with Archer’s return, Joe Root has some dangerous options of his own.
It looks set to be a fantastic series and you wouldn’t be surprised if a fully fit Archer proves the star.