Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has suggested fast bowler Jofra Archer’s international career is over.
Archer debuted for England in 2019, but has been sidelined by injury several times since.
He was recently ruled out of this year’s Ashes series due to a reoccurrence of an elbow injury.
The 28-year-old Archer played for MI Cape Town in the inaugural edition of the SA20 earlier this year and, this month, represented the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League. He has reportedly been offered a year-round contract by the Mumbai franchise.
“I think this will probably end his journey with English cricket,” Pietersen wrote in a column for Betway.
“I know that there are reports around a franchise contract, and that would be the smartest thing for him to do now. I think the longer form of the game has passed him by.
“I think English cricket has probably passed him by. As much as he would love to play for England, because I know that’s his dream, it’s probably finished.”
Archer has played 13 Tests, 21 ODIs and 15 T20Is since 2019’s international debut.
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