"This is a cricket tour not to be missed as a fast bowler" - Jofra Archer laments that he missed Ashes due to an injury


English pacemaker Jofra Archer has expressed disappointment that he missed the Ashes due to another elbow injury. According to Archer, playing in Australia is something that a fast bowler wouldn't want to be without.

England's Ashes campaign got off to a horror start when they were thrown for 147 on day 1 after winning the throw and beating first in the gabba. Australia's response was delayed due to rain.

Archer thought about missing out on the tour, admitting that it was hard to take, especially given the conditions that favor pace bowlers.

While Pat Cummins claimed five wickets for Australia in his first test as captain, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood used two each.

Archer shared an update on his injury, assuring that things were going well. The 26-year-old shared:

In August, Archer was banned from cricket for the remainder of 2021 after a recurrence of a fatigue fracture in his right elbow.

Questions have been raised about England's team selection for the first Ashes test. While James Anderson was resting, Stuart Broad was kicked out of the team after joining the 12-man squad.

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Backing England captain Joe Root, Archer said:

“I'm not sure why Jimmy (Anderson) and Broady (Stuart Broad) are not on the team, but Rooty (Joe Root) is a very smart man and would have weighed all options. This was maybe the best team for the first test, so I'll support him for that. "

He also expressed confidence that England can fight back in the competition despite bundling for under 150 in the first innings. Archer added:

“To be honest, I don't think any team will plan to give it their all, especially before the end of the game. Hopefully luck can go either way and we can have them two or three before the end of the game. There's no reason why he shouldn't go out and get them out for under the same 147. "