- England and Wales Cricket Board said- Elbow fracture confirmed during scan
- First match of IPL on March 29, England team will go to Sri Lanka next month
London. Rajasthan Royals fast bowler Jofra Archer will not play in the 13th season of IPL due to injury. This information was given by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Thursday. Archer was injured in the first match of the four-Test series against South Africa. His right elbow was hurt. Archer will not travel to Sri Lanka next month to play a two-Test series with England. At the same time, the first match of the IPL will be played on 29 March.
Archer was bought by Rajasthan during the auction in 2018 for Rs 7.2 crore. The ECB said, “Archer underwent a scan of the right elbow in the UK on Wednesday. The fracture was confirmed in the scan itself. Now he will begin rehabilitation with the ECB medical team.”
Archer took 26 wickets in IPL at an average of 23.69.
The 24-year-old Archer, born in Barbados, played seven Tests and 14 ODIs for England. He took 30 wickets in Tests and 23 wickets in ODIs. He represented England in a T20. He played 21 matches in the IPL. During this, he took 26 wickets at an average of 23.69. In 2018, he played for the first time in the IPL. He then took 15 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 21.66. The following year he had 11 wickets at an average of 26.45.