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Joffra Archer is undergoing elbow surgery, unlikely to play for England before July

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English pacer Joffra Archer

Joffre Archer underwent surgery for a long-term injury to his right elbow, England said on Wednesday and is unlikely to play for the national team before July.

Paceman underwent surgery on Friday and his recovery will be reviewed by his consultant in four weeks, after which Archer will receive additional guidance on when he can start bowling again, the English and Welsh Cricket Council announced.

This deadline means that Archer will certainly miss the test series of two matches against New Zealand, starting on June 2, which has already been confirmed, and the Twenty20 series of three matches against Sri Lanka, starting on June 23.

A three-day international match against Sri Lanka starts on June 29, and another series of three ODI matches against Pakistan starts on July 8. England’s most spectacular series of international summers includes five tests against India starting on 4 August.

Archer had to retire from the Indian Premier League due to an elbow injury and then felt pain in the same area as bowling for Sussex in a match of the English District Championship last week

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