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Archer Determined To Clinch World Cup Place Despite Elbow Worries

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By AFP News
March 13, 2021 • 12:55 PM View: 1115

England's emphatic win over India in their opening T20 showdown revealed concerns for both sides as they seek to build momentum before this year's World Cup.

Top-ranked side England must worry about the elbow of their star bowler Jofra Archer, while number two India will be fretting about their batting -- with captain Virat Kohli in the spotlight after failing to score for the third time in five international innings. 

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Archer was declared man of the match after taking three wickets in Friday's eight-wicket trouncing of India, who could manage only 124-7 against England's disciplined bowlers.

But after the game, he revealed his struggle with a troublesome elbow that made him miss two of the four Tests in India -- that England lost 3-1. And there was no firm commitment for the World Cup to be held in India in October-November, and the Ashes tour to Australia after. 


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