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Archer ruled out of remainder of IPL



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England paceman Jofra Archer will miss the entire Indian Premier League as he recovers from a long-standing elbow injury.

After sitting out the early rounds, the Rajasthan Royals had hoped that Archer, who was declared Most Valuable Player in the 2020 campaign, would play some part in the tournament.

But although the 26-year-old returned to bowling this week with higher intensity, the ECB has confirmed that the Sussex fast bowler is not match-ready.

Archer will now step up his training regime starting next week and will be in full training with Sussex, who along with the ECB will monitor his progress.

If he can manage to bowl and prepare pain-free, he is expected to return to cricket in the next fortnight, with the ECB announcing which matches he is expected to play in due course.