England prepared for lengthy yr in bubble


Chennai, February 2

Jofra Archer is gearing up for a punishing year in a bio-bubble starting with the India series, but the England pacer won’t mind walking out of the controlled environment if it gets “too overbearing”.

The upcoming four-Test series will be followed by eight white-ball games against India, the IPL, a five-match Test series against India at home and the T20 World Cup in the sub-continent. “Funny enough, looked at the schedule today, then I can say it is going to be a long year and February just started,”Archer said. “It is going to be a long, long year, we have got a few series coming up and I think body management is going to be essential if I want to play everything,”

About being mentally ready to be in a bubble, he said: “I don’t mind, to be honest, because I know I will get my time away, so I am just going to focus on the job I have now. If it gets too overbearing, there is no shame in saying that.”

When questioned about all those who are critical of players leaving the bio-bubble. “Well, anyone criticising has never spent a week in a bubble or months I should say. One golfer left after four days, we have been in here for almost a year now. At the end of the day, humans are social people,” he said.

“If you haven’t (had) a great game or not feeling good with your cricket, then there is no escape, no way to go.” — PTI



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