I was going to lose my contract when things weren’t going well – Jofra Archer￼
England speedster Jofra Archer fears that he may not feature for his team after undergoing two injuries on his troublesome shoulder in the second round went in December last year.
The England speedster Jofra Archer fears that he may not feature for his team after undergoing two injuries on his troublesome shoulder in the second round went in December last year. The 27-year-old has not played any international cricket since March last year.
The time that he spent on the sidelines made him doubtful about his career, expressed the Barbados-born cricketer.
“In a situation like this, when you are forced to have operations, you do think about whether you are going to play cricket again, whether you’re going to play all formats even,”Archer wrote in his Daily Mail column.
“But the ECB (English board) gave me the assurance and peace of mind that they wanted me around for a long time.
“At one point I thought I was going to lose my contract when things weren’t going well.”
Archer is aiming to come back in the T20 Blast later this month though he is doubtful for his home series against New Zealand next month under new skipper Ben Stokes.
Archer said that playing under Stokes would not be different from the experience he had when playing under Joe Root’s captaincy.
“If and when I do return, it will be under a new captain in Ben Stokes, not that I think playing will feel much different.
“He and Joe Root have been so tight working together that we might not notice the transition and that was certainly the case on the one occasion I played under Stokes’s captaincy against West Indies in Southampton two years ago.”
Just like everyone else, Archer felt that Stokes was obvious for the job who served as the deputy under Joe Root.
“He is the best role model we have in English cricket because he always gives his best for the team and it encourages others to try to do that too.
“Everyone tries to copy him and raise their standards.”