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Paul Farbrace believes Jofra Archer is “on track” for the 50-over World Cup.

Sussex head coach Paul Farbrace says Jofra Archer is “on course” to help England defend their 50-over World Cup title in October.

The fast bowler was instrumental in England’s victory on home soil four years ago, before going on to play a major part in the Ashes series against Australia later that summer.

Archer, 28, has been injured ever since, requiring numerous elbow procedures and a back stress fracture.

“He’s doing fine,” Farbrace said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

“I believe he’s on track for the World Cup, which is fantastic news.”

Archer has not appeared in a Test match for England since February 2021. He did play on limited-overs tours to South Africa and Bangladesh earlier this year, but the elbow ailment flared up again in May, ruling him out of the Ashes series this summer.

Farbrace, on the other hand, claims Archer is making significant progress in his recovery ahead of the event in India.

“He’s moving along nicely,” Farbrace remarked.

“I believe England will need to figure out how to get the most out of him in the coming years if he is to play in the next Ashes series.”


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