New Delhi: England pacer Jofra Archer will not be a part of the national squad for the three-match ODI series against India, for which a 14-member squad was declared on Sunday. England Test captain Joe Root has also been excluded from the squad.
Archer is returning home for further management and investigation of his right elbow injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said.
"Archer's elbow issue has deteriorated over the course of the T20 International series and made it increasingly challenging for him to maintain his performance levels. He has been deemed unfit for selection for the ODI series," said the ECB.
"The ECB medical team will assess the player and, together with Jofra, develop a treatment plan and a return-to-play schedule in due course," the ECB further said.
Three additional players -- Jake Ball, Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan -- will be with the squad as cover.
England squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Sam Billings (wicketkeeper), Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Livingstone, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
ARCHER TO MISS TO START OF IPL
England and Rajasthan Royals (RR) fast bowler Jofra Archer will "miss the start" of the 2021 Indian Premier League, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday. Archer will travel back to England before the start of the series for further management and investigation of his right elbow injury.
Archer played in all five T20I matches that England played against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad this month.