Jofra Archer: England bowler to overlook T20 World Cup and Ashes

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England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss this winter’s T20 World Cup and the Ashes in Australia with a stress facture in his right elbow.

The 26-year-old will not play again this year, instead taking an extended break from cricket, with the injury due to be reviewed in the autumn.

Even when Archer is fit, it will be for a period of white-ball cricket so his progress can be managed.

Pace bowler Olly Stone is already an Ashes doubt with a back injury.

Archer’s injury is the latest setback for England, after all-rounder Ben Stokes last week announced he is taking an “indefinite break” from the game to focus on his mental wellbeing.

Sussex’s Archer, who has taken 42 wickets at an average of 31.04 in 13 Tests, last featured for England in the Twenty20 series in India in March.

In May he had an operation to remove bone fragment from his right elbow. The surgery was unrelated to a previous stress fracture, which was discovered in early 2020.

Archer returned to play for Sussex last month, but…