English speed Joffre Archer will undergo elbow surgery on Friday after being examined by a medical consultant, questioning his participation in a series of five tests against India.
The 26-year-old has already been excluded from the two tests against New Zealand after he worsened his injury in the district championship again.
“Joffra has been examined by a medical consultant for pain in his right elbow. He will now undergo surgery tomorrow,” tweeted English cricket.
The Barbados-born English pacer could take only five oats for Sussex in the second inning against Kent before complaining of a sore elbow. This was his first competitive game since the injury was reduced.
“Archer, who returned to action for Sussex in the LV = Kent Insurance Championship against Kent this week in Hove, made just five overs in the second inning. The last two days of the match.
“Medical teams in England and Sussex will now seek guidance, and Archer will meet with a medical consultant later this week to determine the next course of action to manage his elbow,” the ECB said, confirming Archer’s absence from the tests. in New Zealand.
Struggling to cope with the injury, Archer also missed two tests against India and the currently suspended Indian Premier League.IPL) as well as games in South Africa in early 2020. He was to be part of the Rajasthan Royals in the recently discontinued edition of IPL. However, the tailor is considered a key player in England the ashes later this year.
England, meanwhile, are set to host New Zealand for a two-match Test series on 2 June. After a series of two tests against Kiwi, England will host India for 5 games starting on 4 August.
England test team in New Zealand: Joe Koren, James Anderson, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zack Crowley, Ben Fox, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley, Ollie Stone, Mark Wood