India v England: Injured Jofra Archer to miss second Test
England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the second Test with India starting in Chennai on Saturday because of an elbow injury.
The 25-year-old bowled 30.1 overs in England’s 227-run first Test victory sealed earlier this week and has had an injection in his right elbow.
Warwickshire paceman Olly Stone, who played his only Test to date against Ireland in 2019, could deputise.
Stuart Broad is also in contention having missed the first Test.
Fast bowler Mark Wood is being rested until the third Test.
Broad had been expected to be brought in on the rotation policy to allow England’s record Test wicket-taker James Anderson to rest.
But 38-year-old Anderson took five wickets in the Chennai victory, including a superb spell of 3-6 in the second innings, and may be retained.
Sussex paceman Archer, who made his Test debut against Australia in 2019, took three wickets in the first-Test triumph. His injury is the second late setback England have suffered on the tour, with Zak Crawley taking a tumble on a marble floor and injuring his wrist before the first Test.