Jofra Archer played against India in two Tests and five Twenty20s in February and March
English fast bowler Jofra Archer had surgery on his right hand after Ashley Giles announced he sustained an injury while cleaning an aquarium in his home in January.
The injury was treated by England during the team’s Test and T20 series in India.
The 25-year-old played two of the four tests and all five T20 games.
Giles, England’s cricket director, said, “He’s got an aquarium, dropped the aquarium and cut his hand.”
On Radio 5 Live’s Tuffers and Vaughan show, Giles said, “This is going to sound like a terrible conspiracy, and I know what will happen on Twitter if I say that.
“But it’s true, it’s not a conspiracy, it was an aquarium. He was cleaning the house [when it happened].
“He was in surgery today [Monday] and it came out well. They operated and I think they found a small fragment of glass in the tendon.
“So it was the right thing to do, we also have a clear window, so of course we wish him the best for his recovery.”
Archer will now miss the start of the Indian Premier League, which runs from April 9th to May 30th.
Archer is expected to play a key role for England in all formats in 2021 – a year that includes five home tests against India, a T20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia.
He has struggled with an elbow injury since 2019 and missed three tests from England’s South Africa tour in early 2020 and the T20 series that followed.
England team-mate Ben Stokes said Thursday that Archer needs to “get his elbow right”. to protect his long-term career.
The last game of the tour in England will take place on Sunday. The ODI series is 1: 1.