Jofra Archer’s former coach lambast England for overworking the bowler

Jofra Archer had a dream start for his England career. The bowler from Barbados was recruited by Eoin Morgan and ECB officials before the 2019 World cup and Archer did not disappointed at all. England won the historic 2019 WC final against New Zealand and Archer was instrumental throughout the series.

Archer had a successful start to this test career. However, with constant injuries, the bowler has been unable to play most of the matches recently and has undergone multiple surgeries on his elbow.

Archer’s former bowling coach Dexter Toppin has criticized the England think tank for overworking Jofra Archer in his short international career.

The former coach assessment couldn’t be far from reality. Archer bowled more overs than any other English bowler in the 2019 year. Michael Holding even termed the workload of Archer as ‘abuse’ and warned that too much usage of the fast bowler would lead to a drop in his pace.

Apart from the 2019 WC, Archer was instrumental when England draw the 2019 series against Australia. The fast bowler took 19 wickets from four test matches.

While the former coach believes that Archer would be able to adapt on his return, he may not able to deliver at the same pace i.e. around 90 mph, and warned that the fast bowler would have to acquire other things in order to make things difficult for the batsman in the absence of his usual pace.

“I don’t know pace-wise, but I think that being a smart bowler at this age, he can develop and get better. said Dexter Toppin to Telegraph

West Indies are to host England from the 1st of March and Dexter Toppin was hoping to see Jofra on the shores of West Indies, however, the fast bowler has been ruled out of cricket for at least the 2022 summer.

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