Cricket: England quick Jofra Archer ruled out of New Zealand test series with elbow complaint

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of their two-test series against New Zealand starting next month due to pain in his elbow.

Archer had surgery in March to remove a glass fragment from a tendon on his right hand, an injury he sustained in January when an attempt to clean his fish tank went wrong.

The 26-year-old was having treatment for a long-term elbow problem at the time.

Archer returned to action for county side Sussex against Kent this week at Hove but only bowled five overs in Kent's second innings due to pain in his right elbow.

He did not bowl during the final two days of the county championship match.

The England Cricket Board has already confirmed Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran and Moeen Ali will miss the series after returning home from the Indian Premier League.

The first test against New Zealand will be held at Lord's from June 2-6 before the second game in Birmingham from June 10.