England awaits exploration of Jofra Archer's aching elbow before the end of the team's election
CAPE CITY: Results of an exploration in Paceman England Jofra Archer The pain in the elbow will determine if he will be able to play in the second test against South Africa, captain. Joe Root He said Thursday.
Archer, who broke into the cricket scene at last year's World Cup, stopped with the injury in practice on Wednesday and was waiting for the scan results before England's final practice on Thursday.
The second test in Newlands begins Friday with England 1-0 down in the four-game series after losing 107 races in Pretoria last Sunday.
We are still waiting to hear, in terms of results, about his exploration, so we should know more today and then we will have to hear it by ear, Root said at a press conference.
It was quite disappointing to see him stop like this and now we just have to make another late call.
Archer hit and lined up with the rest of the team on Wednesday, but then, after some balls taken from the bowling in the nets.
Archer's affliction, which Root said could be an old injury, adds to the history of affliction that tourists have been subjected to since they arrived in South Africa on December 14 after 10 players contracted a flu virus. .
It has been frustrating at all times, but these things happen in sport and you have to handle them as best you can and we are trying to do everything we can to make sure that if someone detects a disease or injury, others are fit and ready to go. said Root.
The 29-year-old admitted that potentially losing Archer would be a blow to England, trying to return to the series in a place where South Africa has rarely lost.
If you look at his short career, he has had great impacts on the big test matches, so, of course, it will be a big loss if he is not in a position to play, but creates another opportunity for someone else, Root said.
It could be a pardon for England's record writer James Anderson, whose warm performance in Pretoria suggested that he could be sacrificed for a roulette in what is expected to be a docile Newlands wicket.
But England still was far from a final selection, Root said.
Everything is on the table as it is. We will make a decision on the surface when we have examined it more closely, perhaps even tomorrow morning, he said.
Without knowing exactly how Jofra, could change the way we balance the side.