EnglandK Jofra Archer has said that the team is strong enough to step into the Twenty20 World Cup without him and Ben Stokes and expects their opponents to sleep in Eoin Morgan’s favour.
Archer ruled himself out of the World Cup in August following a recurrence of a stress fracture to his right elbow, while Stokes was not included in the squad as he extended his break from cricket to focus on his mental health .
England coach Chris Silverwood has included substitute batsman Liam Livingstone and pacer Tymal Mills in the squad for the World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17. tall, top the world rankings as a result, and have players who can dominate at any level,” Archer wrote in his Daily Mail column on Wednesday.
“Yes, me and Ben Stokes are not available, but I am not worried about the way the team will perform. I know there is enough strength in the depths to cover our absence.
“I hope in the next few weeks, when the opposition teams come up against us, they will be scared,” he said. I hope people are losing sleep at night thinking, ‘Jeez, we’ve got a tough game tomorrow'”.
England lost in the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup but made a comeback in 2019 after winning the 50-over World Cup. They will take on defending champions West Indies in the opening match of this year’s T20 World Cup on 23 October in Dubai.