Injury probe means Archer will miss India v England ODIs - and start of Indian Premier League

Sussex paceman Jofra Archer is returning to the UK for further management and investigation of his right elbow injury - and will miss England's one-day international series in India.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 12:48 pm
Updated Sunday, 21st March 2021, 12:52 pm
Jofra Archer is being troubled by an elbow problem / Picture: Getty
Jofra Archer is being troubled by an elbow problem / Picture: Getty

England have named their 14-player squad for the three-match series against India in Pune starting on Tuesday.

Three additional players – Jake Ball, Sussex's Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan – will travel with the squad as cover. All these players have been in India for the Twenty20 International series that concluded in Ahmedabad on Saturday.

Jofra’s elbow issue has deteriorated over the course of the Twenty20 International series and made it increasingly challenging for him to maintain performance levels. He has been deemed unfit for selection for the ODI series that features matches on 23, 26 and 28 March.

The ECB said their medical team would assess the player and work with him to develop a treatment plan and a return-to-play schedule in due course. As a consequence, he will miss the start of this year’s Indian Premier League.

England Men’s ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Surrey), Mark Wood (Durham). Also travelling with the squad: Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire).