English fast bowling star Joffra Archer will miss the second test against India, starting here on Saturday, due to an elbow injury sustained during the opening of the series.
“Jofra Archer will miss the second test against India in Chennai, starting on Saturday after receiving an injection in his right elbow,” the English and Welsh Cricket Council (ECB) said in a statement on Thursday.
“The injection follows the discomfort that the fast bowler feels during the 227-run victory in the first test at the same place,” it said.
In any case, the Barbados-born fast bowler had to rest during the series as part of England’s rotation policy. The ECB also clarified that the fast bowling alley did not suffer the injury due to any previous movement.
“The problem is not related to any previous injury and we hope that the treatment will allow the condition to calm down quickly, which will allow the player to return to action in time for the third test in Ahmedabad,” said the ECB.
Experienced Stuart Broad will be on the line to play the second test with his veteran teammate James Anderson. The guests lead the series of four matches with 1-0 after winning 227 draws in the first test.