Melbourne's liberation from its COVID-19 lockdown has boosted hopes of crowds attending some of Australia's major sporting events in the country's second-biggest city. The Australian men's cricket team is slated to host India in the traditional Boxing Day test at the Melbourne CrRead More »
To watch Jofra Archer representing Rajasthan Royals in the IPL this season is to see a cricketer at the top of his game, looking as free as a bird and without a care in the world.Only two bowlers have more than his 17 wickets. His economy rate sits under seven runs per over, something only one other bowler in the top 15 wicket-takers (Rashid Khan) can claim. He has stuck to bowling fast, rather than varying his pace, and his accuracy has been unerring.
The 25-year-old revealed an inability to take time away from the game has taken its toll.
Ashley Giles believes that prioritising players’ mental health and getting the conditions of bio-secure bubbles right can give England a competitive advantage over opponents in the coming years.England played 18 internationals this summer inside bio-secure bubbles in Southampton and Manchester, before a number of their players went to the UAE for the IPL.