England pacer Jofra Archer believes that his best years in Test cricket are yet to come as he is still only 26.
ECB said Archer underwent further scans on his injured right elbow last week and the scans revealed that he has suffered a recurrence of a stress fracture of his right elbow.
Jofra Archer is recovering from an elbow surgery and not ready to play, while Woakes suffered a bruised heel last week and is expected to be available later in the series.
England have been reluctant recently to deploy James Anderson and Stuart Broad, their most successful all-time Test bowlers, in the same XI.
The 26-year-old Archer, who had made a come back before IPL, had undergone a hand surgery in March and returned to first-class cricket earlier this month when his right elbow injury flared up.
Stokes was ruled out of the IPL 2021 before the tournament was postponed. Silverwood said the all-rounder is making "excellent progress".
The 26-year-old played a game for his County side Sussex against Kent but had to be pulled out of the game after bowling just five overs.
England is scheduled to host New Zealand for a two-match Test series, starting on June 2, the squad for which is expected to be announced on Tuesday.
Jofra Archer has made a strong pitch for the inclusion of Sussex team-mate Ollie Robinson in the England Test side for the upcoming summer.
Steve Waugh said that pace bowler Jofra Archer will be key for England during the Ashes series Down Under later this year.
Jofra Archer, who had pulled out of the now-suspended IPL, has been named in Sussex's 13-man squad which will face Kent.
Archer plays for Rajasthan Royals and was initially expected to miss the first half of the IPL due to the injury.
Jofra Archer will return to light training this week, working closely with the Sussex and England men's medical teams.
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Archer had played two Tests and all the five T20Is against India, and then he was ruled out from the ODI series and the first half of the IPL.