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Setback for England as Jofra Archer ruled out of competitive cricket until next summer

By BetBarter Staff

December 22, 2021

England were expecting Jofra to make a comeback to international during the Test tour to West Indies in early 2022. However, their plans have taken a massive blow as Archer has undergone a second surgery on his elbow and will not be playing any cricket until next summer. The pacer has been struggling with the elbow injury for a while and has not played since England's tour of India. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed the news on Wednesday (December 22). Archer also missed India as well as the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He also missed the 20-20 World Cup and is not part of the ongoing Ashes.
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"The procedure addressed the long-standing stress fracture of his right elbow. "A return to cricket will be determined in time, but Jofra will not be available for any of England's remaining Winter series."

Archer has been a pivotal member of the England team in all three formats since making his debut in 2019. The 26-year-old impressed one and all with his pace, accuracy, and phenomenal death bowling in the bilateral series against Pakistan. He also had an impressive run in the 50-over World Cup. He was entrusted to bowl the Super Over against New Zealand in the final of the event. Archer did well and helped England win their maiden title.

The 26-year-old also did well for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. Archer was set to be retained for the side ahead of the mega auctions. However, uncertainty over his comeback to cricket meant he was not retained by the franchise.