Archer to test fitness – Barbados Today

Jofra Archer will proceed his return to health by enjoying for Sussex in opposition to Kent within the County Championship this week.

Archer’s final first-team look was the fifth T20I between England and India in Ahmedabad on March 20. He had surgical procedure on his hand on the finish of the identical month, following a weird harm involving a fish tank, and has been managing an elbow drawback which led him to withdraw from the entire of the IPL earlier than its postponement.

Archer acquired via 29.2 overs for Sussex’s second XI in opposition to Surrey final week, although didn’t bowl within the second innings, and it’s understood that his involvement within the Championship fixture this week remained unclear on Wednesday morning.

However, he has since been named in a 13-man squad, and appears set to play his first first-class match for Sussex since September 2018 in a seam assault additionally that includes Ollie Robinson and the returning George Garton. Ian Salisbury, the membership’s head coach for Championship and List A cricket, mentioned: “Any workforce in world cricket could be excited to call Jof of their squad for a recreation. Everybody is conscious of his abilities.”

Salisbury had burdened the necessity to “have a look at the larger image” following Sussex’s heavy defeat to Northamptonshire final week, saying: “Are we going to pressure him to come back again when he’s really England’s participant? Say he will get an harm and he can’t play within the Test matches this summer time – I wouldn’t be extremely popular.”

Sussex wouldn’t have a Championship fixture on May 20, that means that is more likely to be Archer’s ultimate likelihood to show his health earlier than England’s first Test of the summer time, in opposition to New Zealand at Lord’s on June 2. (Cricinfo)

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