Jofra Archer undergoes elbow surgery

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Jofra Archer has had surgery on a long-standing right elbow injury, and is unlikely to play for England before July.

Meanwhile, England wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes has been ruled out of next month's two-Test series against New Zealand after tearing his left hamstring.

Paceman Archer had the operation on Friday and his recovery will be reviewed by his consultant in four weeks, at which point the bowler will receive further guidance about when he can start bowling again, the England and Wales Cricket Board said on Wednesday.

That time frame means Archer is sure to miss the two-match Test series against New Zealand starting on June 2, which was already confirmed, and the three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka, starting June 23.

A three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka starts on June 29 and another three-match ODI series, against Pakistan, begins on July 8.

England's most high-profile series of the summer comprises five Tests against India starting on August 4.

Archer had to pull out of the Indian Premier League because of the elbow injury and then felt pain in the same area bowling for Sussex in an English County Championship match last week.

In another blow for England, the 28-year-old Foakes had been set to play in what would have been his first home series before sustaining his hamstring injury when he slipped in the dressing room after Surrey's County Championship game against Middlesex.

He is expected to be out for at least three months, whoch will rule him out of the start of the India series.

James Bracey is now due to make his debut behind the stumps at Lord's, with England coach Chris Silverwood calling up Kent's uncapped Sam Billings as Foakes's replacement.

Nottinghamshire's top-order batsman Haseeb Hameed has also received a call-up.

England's regular keepers Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow are both being rested following their involvement in the Indian Premier League.