Jofra Archer defends Joe Root from speculations that the English captain may have help caused his elbow injury.
English cricketer Jofra Archer has not played for the English team since last month after being ruled out from the first leg of the four-match Test series against South Africa. He will also miss out on the England tour of Sri Lanka.
Archer had already spoken out in defence of team captain Joe Root who has been facing criticisms for overworking him which may have triggered his fractured right elbow. In an interview, Archer stated that his injury is not Root’s fault nor anybody else’s.
‘If everyone knew when you were going to get injured, then there would be physiotherapists and there wouldn’t be any injuries. I just don’t like it when people get blamed wrongfully. He is a good leader and we’ve got a good bunch of boys who want to be led by him’, says Archer.
The 24-year-old player also said that being a captain is already hard enough as it comes with its own pressure and that anyone doesn’t need any additional pressures that may hamper the team’s performance.
As it may be recalled, Archer had been one of the team’s leading wicket-taker since his debut last summer before the World Cup. Since then, he had been playing non-stop across different formats for England. To further understand the different formats of cricket, head over to Betwala.
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