England trusts James Anderson will be fit for the first Ashes test … but he may have to wait until Jofra Archer makes his bow against old rivals Australia
- James Anderson and Jofra Archer are both not available for testing against Ireland
- Anderson is a precaution and England trusts that he is suitable for Ashes
- ] Archer may meanwhile be out to the second test at Lord & # 39; s on August 14
- Joe Root says England doesn't want to rush him and & # 39; an exciting career shorten & # 39;
England is confident that Jimmy Anderson will be suitable for the Ashes started on August 1, but may have to wait for the long-awaited test debut by Jofra Archer.
Anderson is out of Wednesday's inaugural test against Ireland with the calf injury he played for Lancashire earlier this year, but the English captain Joe Root insisted that his absence was only a precautionary measure.
& # 39; Jimmy would probably have been able to pass this test, but we just make sure that he is absolutely ready & # 39 ;, said Root to Lord. "The last thing we wanted was for him to wear a niggle in the Ashs, so we're trying to be wise."
However, it seems that Archer loses his fight to be fit for next week's Ashes Test in Edgbaston and may have to wait for the second at Lord & # 39; s, from August 14.
& # 39; We'll have to wait and see, & # 39; said Root. & # 39; The most important thing at Jofra is to make sure it is ready. You look at a young guy who has played solid cricket for four years.
& # 39; We do not want to shorten a very exciting career. & # 39;
Captain Joe Root of England says that Jofra Archer is not yet overworked, but admits that his workload must be managed to get the best out of him
- Joe Root said that the Jofra Archer of England needs a break from the game
- Injury has excluded Archer from the one-day and test tour of England in South Africa
- Archer rarely occurs in his country since last summer's Ashes series
- But Root says that Archer & # 39; s elbow injury is not England's fault
Joe Root insists that Jofra Archer is not excessive been taxed in his first nine months as an international fast bowler.
However, there was also an acceptance that England should manage the workload of one of their primary competition winners more efficiently when he returns to the highest level of action this summer.
At the end of a week in which 24-year-old Archer was excluded until May with a stress fracture of the elbow, test captain Root said: “I would not say that he has already been thrown. You look at the amount of cricket he played before he played for England – he played a huge amount. And he came in international cricket and conquered the world by storm.
& # 39; He has had a phenomenal start on the international stage and must be extremely proud of what he already has in his short career. & # 39;
] Archer felt uncomfortable in his elbow during the World Cup for the first time and it resurfaced in the Test series in New Zealand, where he was asked to send a 42 overs marathon in one inning, and here in South Africa, although the first scans then the first test defeat – in which he claimed a third five-wicket distance in seven appearances – could not find any damage.
"I think it's good for him to take a mental break to take some time out of the game, to freshen up," said Root.
& # 39; We have to make sure that we build it very well from the start of the sum and make sure that they are completely ready to leave. We have to manage it really efficiently.
& # 39; One of the pleasant things is that we are really clear about what the injury is now and it turned out to be the right call for him who did not play in that final test. & # 39;
Root enjoyed playing all three formats himself but now admits that days could be numbered as a T20 player in England. "I think I am honest, looking at the team that is currently there and the players who are playing in T20 competitions around the world, I am probably not in the best XI," he said.
England must beat South Africa today with the Wanderers to extend their undefeated run in bilateral one-day series to 12. But the prospects for a full game are small given the heavy rain forecast.
& # 39; It will be hard to see the boys knowing that I could have been involved & # 39 ;: Jofra Archer reveals heartache behind an injury that has excluded him from the test series in Sri Lanka
- Jofra Archer is excluded from the upcoming two-test series in Sri Lanka
- The fast bowler is diagnosed with a stress fracture in the right elbow
- Archer expressed his heartache, but said it is a relief to know what the problem is
- England will wear a pink shirt for the ODI Friday's match against South Africa
Jofra Archer revealed the heartache behind the injury that has closed it from the test series in Sri Lanka.
After diagnosing a stress fracture in his right elbow that keeps him out of play for three months, the World Cup winning fast bowler said: & I am absolutely stripped
& # 39; I I have played for England every minute of my time so far and it will be hard to see the boys playing in South Africa and Sri Lanka knowing that I could have been involved. That said, it's good to know exactly what the problem is and to have a clear plan to get fit and shoot again.
England wears pink shirt for ODI competition
England wears a limited edition pink set for the last ODI of Sunday in Johannesburg while they complete their throw weight behind the charity of Cricket South Africa
New Balance designer kit, which also supplies the South African team, has added pink cuffs, collars and shoulder stripes to the shirts of the world champions and will sell them to fans as long as the stock ad extends.
Eoin Morgan and his side are the first team in nine years to actively participate in fundraising, which this year is raising money for a local breast cancer unit.
& # 39; I knew that something was not quite as it should be and I feel a relief to know the cause of the problem.
& # 39; My whole focus now is on getting fit again so that I can take wickets again. & # 39;
The 24-year-old first experienced discomfort in the joint at the World Cup last summer, when he overthrown the super in the final in Lord & # 39; s to help England with a first global 50-over title.
His speed, or lack thereof, was noticed in New Zealand, where he was charged with bowling 42 of the 201 first innings of England in the first test defeat on Mount Maunganui, amidst suggestions that Captain Joe Root overworked him.
Archer managed to achieve only one appearance in the 3-1 series victory in South Africa and claimed a third five-wicket catch in seven games in the defeat at Centurion.
He showed his desperation to return to the herd by combating the inconvenience with lightning spells in the Wanderers nets leading up to the fourth test, only to get fitness training less than an hour before the throw. .
On medical advice, he was removed from the Twenty20 series here last week and sent for a second scan in London on Wednesday.
The first test had shown nothing more significant than a more specialized scan – where colorant is injected into the joint to show inflammation and stress-related problems – revealed the minor damage. Archer will be re-scanned in four weeks and only if it is clear will he begin one of the ECB's back-to-bowling programs, which last between four and six weeks.
South Africa: De Kock (capt, wkt), R Hendricks, Bavuma, Van der Dussen, Miller, Smuts, Phehlukwayo, Shamsi, Sipamla, Ngidi, B. Hendricks.
England: Roy, Bairstow (wkt), Root, Morgan (capt), Denly, Banton, S Curran, Woakes, T Curran, Jordan, Parkinson.
Referees: Aleem Dar (Pak) & Allahudien Paleker (SA). Umpire TV: Shaun George (SA).
Weather: there will be night rain and showers around the start time.
Start: 11 AM LIVE on Sky Sports Cricket.
Archer will also miss this year's Indian Premier League, where he has a £ 800,000 contract with Rajasthan Royals.
Although his medical screenings have been shared with Rajasthan, as a centrally-contracted player his rehabilitation will be carefully managed by the ECB in a year in which England hopes to become double champions with limited limits. record in bilateral one-day series dating back to 2017.
Eoin Morgan closed the display during Tuesday's seven-wicket defeat in Cape Town, but later urged the players to stick to their progressive mantra during a debriefing in the dressing room.
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Jofra Archer FROM England & # 39; s test tour through Sri Lanka and the IPL season 2020 after scans showed that bowler has a right elbow stress fracture
- Jofra Archer will take Sri's test tour in England miss Lanka due to his elbow injury
- Scans confirmed that the bowler has a slight tension of the right elbow
- The injury is also expected see him miss the entire IPL 2020 season
- Archer played the first test in South Africa, but was then excluded from the team
The scans on Wednesday confirmed that Archer suffered a slight stress fracture of the right elbow.
Due to the injury, he is excluded from England & # 39; s test tour through Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League season 2020.
He will now begin with a rehabilitation program with the ECB medical team to be ready for the international summer campaign that will start in June against the West Indies in a test series with three matches.
Archer was chased by bone stress in the right elbow during the tour through South Africa, reducing him to a single appearance in the victory of the 3-1 Test series – the opening defeat in Centurion.
The 24-year-old fast bowler would always miss the one-day part of the tour, which started on Tuesday, but would return for the three T20 & # 39; s.
& # 39; It is slowly getting better, but it can take another two weeks, & # 39; Archer said recently.
& I could not play bowling in Cape Town at all. Now I am bowling with a higher intensity but not with the highest intensity.
& # 39; I had (the elbow problem) in the World Cup last summer and then began to feel it in the first test. & # 39;
Archer is now facing a race against time to be fully suited to the T20 World Cup in October.
England wanted Archer, who has only one T20 cap, involved in South Africa after his great white ball performance in the 50-over World Cup.
He was replaced in the team by Saqib Mahmood of Lancashire, who will remain at the end of the ODI series.
Jofra Archer withdrew from England & # 39; s T20 series against South Africa because fast bowler is still plagued by elbow injury
- Jofra Archer withdrew from the Twenty20- Next month's series
- The fast bowler was chased by bone stress in the right elbow during the tour
- He would return before the three-game to South Africa series
- England takes no risks with such valued assets before this year's World Cup
- READ : Exclusive interview with Archer with chief sports writer MARTIN SAMUEL
Jofra Archer throws no other ball on the tour of South Africa after he was withdrawn from next month's Twenty20 series.
The 24-year-old fast bowler was chased during the trip by bone stress in the right elbow, reducing him to a single appearance in the Test series – the defeat in Centurion in which England fell 1-0 before a stunning change in fortunes.
The super-superstar of England from last summer's World Cup final was one of the multi-class players, gave the three upcoming one-day internationals against the Proteas a rest, but would return here before the Twenty20 series of three games , starting on February 12.
However, it has been confirmed that he will not do this, only a few hours after Archer himself revealed doubts about his readiness in an interview with Martin Samuel of Sportsmail.
& # 39; It is slowly getting better, but it can get better for another two weeks, "Archer said.
& # 39; I could not bowle at all in Cape Town. Now I am bowling at a higher intensity, but not at the highest intensity, I was in the World Cup last summer and then began to feel it on day four of the first test. & # 39;
The management of England has refused take risks with such a valued asset, despite preparations for the Twenty20 World in October Cup starts seriously in fourteen days when A-listers like Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler return to the fold.
Archer made only one appearance during the recent test series against South Africa
Despite a stunning start to his international career – the Barbados-born Archer claimed his third five-wicket broadcast last month in a young test career that has harvested 30 victims at 27.4 runs each and his economy rate of 4.63 was second only to Jasprit Bumrah in India (4.62) in the top 20 of the most productive ODI bowlers in 2 019 – he only played a single Twenty20 for England.
His participation in the two-Test series in Sri Lanka in March is now also in danger.
Archer is replaced in the T20 team at Lancashire & Saqib Mahmood, one of a trio of players who have been awarded special bowling contracts by the ECB on Wednesday and a member of the ODI group, who are two this week play warm-up matches in Paarl on Friday and Saturday.
& # 39; I have a few milestones that I want to reach … I feel great in Test cricket & # 39 ;: Jofra Archer tells England that he is fully committed to a long game
- Jofra Archer has told England that he is still fully committed to playing Test cricket
- The fast bowler has had a disappointing tour through South Africa due to injuries
- Whispers about Archer's desire to play the game with the long form has also raised doubts
- But he says there are plenty of things are those that he wants to reach in the test format
Jofra Archer has assured England that he will remain fully committed bet for Test cricket.
The thrill of fast bowling has gone through a disappointing winter, with an injury that has kept him out of the last three tests against South Africa and whispers about his commitment to the long game
But in an exclusive Sportsmail interview published on Wednesday, Archer insists that he sees a long career in Test cricket ahead – and refutes the idea of a white ball any future.
Injury problems have him out of the last three test competitions held during the journey through South Africa
Archer said: & Do I want to play Test cricket? Yes, yes I have a few milestones that I want to reach – so I really want to play Test cricket.
& # 39; It is not true that modern cricket players only want to be white ball cricket players. Because I had a good World Cup, that doesn't mean that I only love World Cup cricket.
& # 39; I played seven test games and won three games with five games. Even if I didn't take five, I took two or three. I feel great in Test cricket. It is a bit early to try to cement a mold for me. & # 39;
Archer has however revealed that his injury – collision stress on the right elbow – can prevent him from traveling to play two tests in Sri Lanka in March, and let him touch-and-go for the three Twenty20 internationals from England against South Africa, scheduled to start in East London on February 12.
& # 39; It is slowly getting better, but it can take another two weeks, & # 39; said Archer.
& # 39; I could not play bowling at all in Cape Town. Now I am bowling at a higher intensity, but not at the highest intensity. I had it in the World Cup last summer and then started feeling it on day four of the first test.
& # 39; Now we are going to Sri Lanka, and it could be a repeat of the slow pitches in New Zealand
& # 39; If the elbow is not good enough, I can't see them sending me. We have a long summer of cricket coming, we have a T20 World Cup and the physio & # 39; s have a plan for my well-being. & # 39;
Jofra Archer stares wistfully at the Wanderers wicket, according to many, all thin Johannesburg, the fastest orbit in the world air and bounce . The ground is now largely empty, the series is over. Archer played in a single test, the one that England lost in Centurion.
& # 39; The thing is that I really wanted to play, & # 39; he mumbles. & # 39; Not many days you get a nice, fast bowlingwicket. When I saw the Mark Wood bowl, saw the Anrich Nortje bowl, I bit the coach's arm off to play. & # 39;
So that is the question about Archer's dedication to Test cricket answered. We are in the only place that he got to know well at the Wanderers, the dug-out where the water carriers and replacement field players reside.
plays Archer has emerged from this several times over the past four days, with drinks, with towels, with new equipment. Even then, observers try to read his behavior. He looks happy, he looks committed, as if there is a proper focus when handing over an isotonic drink to a batsman.
Ice is melting around our feet, just like the furious enthusiasm around Archer is slowly melting since winning the World Cup in the summer. Then, and after the Lord & # 39; s Test, in which his duel with Steve Smith sounded a nation, he was the fast-bow rescuer of England.
Now he is even depicted by some as the problem child. Questions have surrounded his condition, his dedication, his enthusiasm for the long game. Kevin Pietersen even claimed that England ran the risk of losing him without better care.
Yet the most striking aspect of Archer is his childhood up close. He may have an irregular beard and the ability to bow extremely fast, but in his own way, at the age of 24, he is as bald as Ollie Pope – especially given his lack of experience with the English schedule.
The majority of Test players have been known to coaches since their teenage years, the selectors. Archer is new. His way to the English game is very different. Just like Pietersen, he felt abandoned by his native country and changed sides. Perhaps that is why Pietersen projects his own struggle with authority on the new man. Certainly, this winter Archer has felt negative control and sympathy to the same extent, as Pietersen once did.
Only when Friday morning found him in tears, because a painful right elbow again prevented him from playing, there was an insight into his true feelings, beyond vain speculations about loyalty.
Jofra Archer misses last England test against South Africa after worsening his elbow injury during the warm-up in Johannesburg
- Jofra Archer is expected to return to the line-up of England on Friday
- But he exacerbated the right elbow injury that excluded him from the last two tests
- England made only one change by Chris Woakes for Dom to get in Bess
Jofra Archer is barred from England & # 39; s fourth and final Test against South Africa at the eleventh hour, which aggravated his right elbow injury during the warm-up.
Archer missed the victories of England in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth with the problem, but was expected back in Johannesburg's Wanderers Stadium after delivering two strong performances in the nets in the last 48 hours.
The first morning was washed away by showers, but when the teams started their preparations for a late 13.20 hour start, it was immediately clear that Archer was in trouble.
He threw only a few deliveries on the practice wicket for the head a conversation with the team doctor and then talked to captain Joe Root and head coach Chris Silverwood.
Archer was soon comforted by pats on the backs of his teammates and his absence from the competition was confirmed when the XI's were surrendered.
England showed only one change, Chris Woakes as the fifth seamer instead of spinner Dom Bess, with paceman Mark Wood passing after his comeback from a torn side last week.
The Proteas also entered the traditional pace-friendly location without a spinner when left-poor Beuran Hendricks took over from Keshav Maharaj.
There were two other changes in the home team, Temba Bavuma replaced the off-form Zubayr Hamza and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius with the forbidden Kagiso Rabada.
South African captain Faf Du Plessis lost his seventh in a row, with Root choosing to hit first.
England must let go of the speed devils! Dynamic duo Jofra Archer and Mark Wood can crush South Africa with relentless barrage of pace
- England led 2-1 on their way to the fourth and final test, starting on Friday
- It seems that England will carry out a five-man attack on the Wanderers
- Re-fitting Archer and Wood can form a mouth-watering combination
- Captain Joe Root reluctant to jeopardize the accuracy of his attack
It must definitely be done. England cast together perhaps the fastest pace partnership in their history on one of the fastest fields in world cricket.
The prospect of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood bowling in tandem for the first time in a test is so delightful that anything else would be a huge anti-climax. Frankly, if it doesn't happen here, it will never happen.
England, of course, just wants to find the right combination to win this final test and win a 3-1 win over South Africa that Joe Root said on Thursday the biggest performance of his captain would be to be.
In the 186th series of England in this game, they become the first game to score half a million runs in Test Cricket. 679 players have scored test runs for England.
But Root would have no romance in his soul if he didn't want to make the unique scenario of two English bowlers who can play bowls at 95 mph together at the height of Johannesburg.
It is not certain, with Root reluctant to jeopardize the accuracy of his attack that has done so much to achieve the victories in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth.
It seems that England with a five-man seam attack, but the only question last night was whether Wood or the more reliable Chris Woakes would take the final place.
That would be tough for Dom Bess, who did so well in the third test and also took advantage of the expected bounce that is expected here. But now that Archer looks fit and hits the net, Somerset's off-spinner is the man who will miss the most.
& # 39; It would be nice to see how they go together & # 39 ;, Root said on Thursday when he asked Archer and Wood, who are so productive in last summer's World Cup, side by side Test cricket wanted to see, wanted to see.
& # 39; It would be a relentless barrage of pace that is exciting, especially on the type of surface that you usually encounter here. But I also think it's important to see who has good records here. Boys like Vernon Philander, an average of 20-odd in Johannesburg, show that the accurate bowlers are the ones who succeed.
& # 39; We have been very good in that department on this tour, especially in the last two contests, so that would be a big challenge for the group.
& # 39; Yes, it would be great to have that little extra pace and firepower, but we have to hit those areas and ask the right questions as we did in the last few games. & # 39;
The only bowler to play is Stuart Broad, who produced one of the best spells of his career here four years ago when England won a series of clinches and quietly won the most successful bowler in been this series.
& # 39; I have very good memories of playing here & # 39 ;, said Root, who scored a century in that game. "That spell from Broady was right there with that from Trent Bridge against Australia (he took eight to 15 in 2015).
" He made the ball move and control over the length will be crucial here. If we can adapt to the circumstances and surpass South Africa, we will be in a great place. & # 39;
England should not let it slip away here. So appear demoralized and broken from South Africa and so drifting from England anything but a victory seems to be a huge disappointment. .
I think it's my most proud moment as captain would be because of the different things we've had to manage during this tour, "Root said.
" We've had injuries in which senior players had to fly home and had many illnesses to deal with. And we have adapted to very different circumstances. For a very young group of players to manage, that is very nice and a sign that we are doing the right things. Not only in the field, but in practice.
& # 39; If we can exploit that and try to improve as a group, I think that heaven is the limit for this team.
& # 39; But we & # 39; are very much at the beginning of something and we are definitely not perfect. We must maintain that attitude and continue to drive it forward for a long time to reach number 1 in the world. & # 39;