Injured Archer out of Sri Lanka tour, IPL

Injured England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the tour of Sri Lanka and the IPL

England fast bowler Jofra Archer will miss the Test tour of Sri Lanka and the Indian Premier League due to a stress fracture in his right elbow.

The 24-year-old has been struggling with the problem throughout the winter and missed the final three Tests of the recent series against South Africa.

Archer was withdrawn from the current one-day international and Twenty20 series but is now facing a prolonged spell on the sidelines.

The England and Wales Cricket Board hope Archer will be ready for a international summer campaign which starts with a three-Test series against the West Indies in June.