England’s Jofra Archer has said that the team is strong enough to step into the Twenty20 World Cup without him and Ben Stokes and expects Eoin Morgan’s side to give their opponents sleep.
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 batsman Liam Livingstone and pacer Tymal Mills as replacements in the squad for the World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17.
“Let’s face it, we’ve been successful for so long, top the world rankings as a result, and have players who can dominate at any level,” Archer wrote. 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 expect that scare when the opposition teams come up against us in these next few weeks. I hope people are losing sleep at night thinking, ‘Jeez, we’ve got a tough game tomorrow.’
England lost the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup but made a comeback in 2019 by 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.
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