Jofra Archer ruled out of IPL after England decide not to risk bowler

Jofra Archer ruled out of IPL after England decide not to risk bowler

The Guardian

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Jofra Archer has been ruled out of appearing in the Indian Premier League after England opted against risking one of their key assets in a year that sees them looking to win the Twenty20 World Cup and regain the Ashes in Australia.

The fast bowler has recently returned to training in Hove following surgery to remove a shard of glass from his right middle finger and, more crucially, a second cortisone injection for the longstanding issue in his right elbow. But while Archer is now expected to make an appearance for the Sussex 2nd XI in the next fortnight, England have announced the 26-year-old will not be linking up with Rajasthan Royals in the IPL and instead target a first-team return in the County Championship some time next month.

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