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England Suffers Set Back As Archer Ruled Out Of Windies Tour

England will have to do without the service of Jofra Archer, one of their ace fast bowlers, when they tour the West Indies next year.

According to press reports, Archer had undergone a second elbow operation a little more than a week ago, and that has ruled him out of England’s Caribbean tour in March.

The 26-year-old fast bowler has not played international cricket since he last toured with the England team to India in March.

The absence of Archer will prove to be a setback for team England.

Moreover, his long-term ability to meet the physical demands of pace bowling in the longest format of the game will undoubtedly be brought into question.

“The England and Wales Cricket Board can confirm that fast bowler Jofra Archer underwent a second operation on his injured right elbow on Saturday 11 December in London,” said the governing body in a statement.

It said further, “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.”

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Edited by Jesus Chan

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