England has displayed their provisional 15-member squad for the World Cup 2023, and they were forced to leave their ace pacer Jofra Archer out of the team, but they are still hoping for his comeback in the team, and former pacer Steve Harmison feels England should not take at Jorfa Archer.
Jofra Archer has been injured for a long time now. A few months ago, he made a comeback and played some matches, but unfortunately, he again got injured. Now that he has started playing some cricket after getting fit, and Team England’s eye on him as a member of their squad for the World Cup 2023.
I think you should give Jofra Archer just a break- Steve Harmison
Steve Harmison was having an interaction with iNews and said that ECB should look beyond Jofra Archer as rushing him for the marquee tournament could be quite risky.
“Getting back on the field during a World Cup for someone is like asking too much of somebody who has been out of action for such a long time. I don’t think it will be fair on the pacer. I am saying this purely from his point of view; England should not even be looking at him for the World Cup. I think it might be a little bit cruel to him,” he expressed.
“I think he needs to find a way back into cricket, possibly away from the England team, and just go and enjoy getting back in the game again. This lad has been through the ringer for such a long time, and I think you should just give him a break and let him ease back into cricket,” he added.
In the last World Cup, where England became champion, the speedster played a huge role and was brilliant with the ball throughout the tournament, but after that campaign, he hasn’t played much cricket for England.
Jofra Archer is a special bowler
“There is no doubt that he is a rare and special bowler. He has the ability to run through the batters; he can be a threat to all the big batters around the globe. He is someone who consistently hits a high pace. Even though he has played very little cricket at international level, he is still one of the best bowlers in the world,” said Steve Harmison