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Archer reveals excruciating pain during World Cup  


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Archer reveals excruciating pain during World Cup

Archer was one of the chief architects of England's victorious World Cup campaign – their first-ever triumph in the flagship event – and finished as their highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 20 scalps. He bowled the Super Over as well in the final against New Zealand, helping his side to a thrilling win on boundary count.

However, the paceman revealed a side injury, sustained during England's fifth group game against Afghanistan, troubled him for the rest of the tournament. "It was pretty excruciating," Archer told BBC Sussex. "I'm fortunate it's settled quickly. It was pretty bad.

"I couldn't do it without painkillers, which was from the Afghanistan game onwards. I couldn't get a week's rest during the tournament, because of how close the games were. I only ever needed a week to 10 days."