IND vs ENG: Jofra Archer excluded from final match due to elbow injury, Stokes and several others have upset stomach

England pacer Jofra Archer was ruled out from the fourth Test against India due to elbow injury and some of the team members including Ben Stokes have bad stomach, the ECB said on Thursday, Archer has missed 2nd Test in Chennai due to same reason.

“Jofra Archer is not playing in this Test match due to his ongoing right elbow injury. The ECB medical team will provide an update in due course,” read an update from the England Cricket Board.

“Ben Stokes has had a upset stomach, the same reason that has affected other members of the touring party. It is not expected to keep him off the field,” it said.

However, Archer returned to play the third Test in which he picked up a wicket.

On day 1 of the final Test, Stokes made a fine 55. James Anderson is the only frontline pacer in the playing eleven.

The team has accepted a 1-2 lead in the fourth-match series and is out of contention for a place in the World Test Championship final.

 

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