England are expected to name the squad for the West Indies tour next week. The squad for the same may not include players from the Ashes squad. The likes of Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow are involved in the Ashes, while several players including Jofra Archer, Jason Roy, Sam and Tom Curran, Olly Stone, Lewis Gregory, Brydon Carse are currenlty down with injuries.
Also Former all-rounder Paul Collingwood is set to stand in for head coach Chris Silverwood during England’s upcoming T20I series against the West Indies. The series consists of five matches to be played from Saturday, January 22 to Sunday, January 30 at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown in Barbados.
Collingwood travelled with the Brits for the T20 World Cup as one of their assistant coaches. The veteran then went with the team for the Ashes before flying back to the United Kingdom. Collingwood has taken time out for his family in Christmas before going to the Caribbean Islands.
He will be taking over the team in place of current coach Chris Silverwood. The series will take place in Barbados during the next month and there will be 5 T20Is. Collingwood has experience with coaching during the ODIS against Ireland last year. After the T20I series, England will return to the West Indies for three Tests, starting Tuesday, March 8. Antigua, Barbados and Grenada will host the three red-ball matches.
Jofra Archer To Miss West Indies Series After Latest Setback
Already sidelined England fast bowler Jofra Archer is set to miss the tour of the West Indies after undergoing a second elbow operation, it was announced Tuesday.
The Barbados-born quick has been out of international action since March and his absence from England duty will now extend to over a year after it was decided the recurring stress fracture in his right elbow required another operation.
Archer, 26, had the surgery on Saturday and he has now been ruled out by the England and Wales Cricket Board of the three-Test tour of his native West Indies in March — a series officials had hoped would mark his comeback to international cricket. But it now appears the 2019 World Cup winner will not be back in action until the 2022 English season at the earliest.
“Jofra Archer underwent a second operation on his injured right elbow on Saturday 11 December in London,” said an ECB statement issued Tuesday. The procedure addressed the long-standing stress fracture of his right elbow. A return to cricket will be determined in time, but Jofra will not be available for any of England’s remaining winter series.”