- Oct 4, 2023
- May 9, 2023
The good news for the fans is that England’s pace sensation Jofra Archer will join the 2023 World Cup squad as a traveling reserve. It is not to be forgotten that Archer is aiming to regain fitness and make a swift return to international cricket. Archer was excluded from the final 15-member squad due to an ongoing elbow injury. His injury ruled him out for the entire summer, including the Ashes series.
The England’s Chief Selector, Luke Wright also expressed their commitment to Archer’s rehabilitation. Wright also said that he can serve as a replacement in case of injuries during the tournament. Archer played a pivotal role in England’s 2019 World Cup victory, taking 20 wickets in 11 innings and delivering the memorable super over in the final against New Zealand.
“The best thing for Jofra is to travel with the team and keep working with his rehab and being around the physios and the team. We are doing all we can to get him ready to be as good as he can be. If there was an injury he might be able to replace at the back end of the tournament but obviously we are still working on his fitness day-by-day and we’ll have to keep accessing that,” Wright said.
England’s speed sensation inclusion as a traveling reserve underscores his potential impact, providing valuable backup to England’s bowling lineup. Fans eagerly anticipate his return to international cricket, and his journey back to the national team will be closely watched. In the meantime, Archer will focus on regaining full fitness to contribute to England’s cricketing ambitions.
In a surprising move, the selectors opted to replace the seasoned opener Jason Roy with the emerging talent Harry Brook in the final 15-man squad. However, it’s worth noting that Brook faced difficulties during the recent one-day series against New Zealand. Brook registered posting scores of 25, 2, and 10 in three innings.
This decision has sparked a discussion among the fans as well as cricket experts due to Brook’s poor showing with bat in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. The star batter only managed to score a century and registered a string of low scores. The defending champions will begin their World Cup 2023 campaign against the runner-up from the 2019 World Cup, New Zealand.
Let us look at how Twitter has reacted to this news:
Its a good news, he should play in the worldcup ❤️
— Samiullah Habib (@Samikhan1982) September 18, 2023
Yes!! Get him fit
— DonDiablo777 🐯 (@DonSergio777NFT) September 18, 2023
So Roy isn't picked cause he missed the series with an injury but Jofra will be traveling with the squad
Wow atleast try to hide your propaganda against him
— Pricviz (@Pric_viz_) September 18, 2023
Get him ready for the final
— Felix (@FelixJohnston_) September 18, 2023
Hope he makes it; he's worked so hard for fitness and had so many setbacks, he really deserves a place out there.
— Anne Bowers (@AnneBowers1955) September 18, 2023
He will fit once England knocked out
— Sankot (@SankotExpress) September 18, 2023
Great news. Our team is stronger if he's in it. 🏏
— Villabird (@julieavfc71) September 18, 2023
His whole career will spent doing rehab
— Abhishek (@__abhishek23) September 18, 2023
— Sana khan (@sanakhan889) September 18, 2023