Archer to miss second India Test

Cricket - ICC Cricket World Cup - England Nets - Merchant Taylors School, Northwood, Britain - June 23, 2019 England's Jofra Archer during nets Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

LONDON: England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the second Test against India that begins on Saturday in Chennai due to an elbow injury, the country’s cricket board (ECB) announced on Thursday.

Archer, 25, experienced discomfort during the first Test, also in Chennai, and bowled only nine overs in the second innings. The ECB said he had an injection in his right elbow.

“The issue is not related to any previous injury and it is hoped the treatment will allow the condition to settle down quickly, allowing the player to return to action in time for the third Test in Ahmedabad,” the ECB said in a statement.