English premiere fast bowler Jofra Archer will not be able to represent his country in the 2nd Test against India after getting an injection to his right elbow. England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that Archer will miss the 2nd Test against India in Chennai which will start on Saturday. Archer felt discomfort during the first Test which was also played in Chennai. ECB has confirmed that this issue is not related to any previous injury and he will recover soon to be available for the 3rd Test in Ahmedabad.
Archer took 2 wickets for 75 runs and 1 wicket for 23 runs in the first Test. He was one of the two front line pacer for English team alongside James Anderson. Archer’s injury means that England will come up with a different eleven in Ahmedabad. Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler has also been rested for the last three Test matches and the pacer James Anderson could also miss the 2nd Test as was hinted by the head coach Chris Silverwood.
One of England’s most experienced fast bowler Stuart Broad or Chris Woakes can replace the injured Jofra Archer. Ben Foakes can replace English wicket-keeper Jos Buttler. The second Test in Chennai will see fans in attendance for the first time in India after the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been decided that up to 50% capacity will be allowed inside MA Chidambaram Stadium.
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