England Cricket team’s fans have received great news ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023 as the national team management has announced the inclusion of pace sensation Jofra Archer as a travelling reserve in the World Cup squad. The decision has generated considerable buzz in the cricketing world and among England’s cricket fans.
Archer, known for his fiery pace and ability to generate bounce, had been sidelined due to injury concerns in recent times. However, his remarkable recovery and decent performances in domestic cricket have earned him a travelling reserve place as a potential game-changer for England in the World Cup. England chief selector Luke Wright announced that they are working very closely on Archer and his fitness.
“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.”
Will Archer get to play matches in the ODI World Cup?
Archer also participated in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he played for the 5-times champions Mumbai Indians. However, his performance was very disappointing due to which he didn’t even play all the matches and also got injured in the middle of the tournament.
The move to include Archer as a travelling reserve highlights the depth and versatility of England’s bowling attack. It also underscores the team’s determination to have all bases covered as they aim to secure the coveted World Cup trophy once again.
While Archer’s official participation in the tournament may depend on the fitness of other squad members, his presence as a reserve adds an exciting dimension to England’s World Cup journey. The cricketing world will be eagerly watching to see if Archer gets the chance to unleash his thunderbolts on the world stage once more.
England World Cup squad: Jos Buttler (c), Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Gus Atkinson, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes
Here’s how fans reacted:
This man has been robbing his teams since ages.
— The CrickFun (@TheCrickFun) September 18, 2023
He Played a vital role in 2019 WC campaign for England
— Telugu Digi (@TeluguDz) September 18, 2023
Jofraa can be lethal if he is indeed playing in last few games..
— Extraa Cover (@ExtraaaCover) September 18, 2023
Will be lethal in Indian conditions
— Anuj Mishra (@anujmishra003) September 18, 2023
Jofra Archer 👇 pic.twitter.com/VfuurkU8bI
— The INDIA Wale (@TheIndiaWale) September 18, 2023
Damn! That’s something else 🤯
— Flitchatter (@flitchatter) September 18, 2023
Shameless England how they kept him in reserve he is mi blood he own they a wc loyaless dogs
— Vadapav power 🔥 (@ROHITKOHLTFAN) September 18, 2023
*Lethal water boy.
— Lx kartik (@lxkartik) September 18, 2023