[caption id="attachment_872651" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-872651" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jofra-Archer-England-World-Cup-2019-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="338" /> Jofra Archer took 20 wickets during England's successful campaign, bowling the crucial Super Over in the final at the Lord's on July 14. @AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england">England</a> pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jofra-archer/">Jofra Archer</a>, who played an instrumental role in the country's maiden <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019">World Cup</a> win, has revealed that he was in "excruciating pain" and was unable to play without painkillers during the second half of the showpiece event. <p></p> <p></p>Archer took 20 wickets during England's successful campaign, bowling the crucial Super Over in the final at the Lord's on July 14. <p></p> <p></p>It was during England's fifth match in the World Cup against Afghanistan when Archer suffered a side strain injury. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/jofra-archer-world-cup-final-super-over-hero-can-succeed-in-tests-predicts-james-anderson-871148">Jofra Archer: World Cup final Super Over hero can succeed in Tests, predicts James Anderson</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>With the hosts facing must-win situations in their remaining two matches against India and New Zealand during the round-robin phase, Eoin Morgan couldn't afford to rest Archer. <p></p> <p></p>Archer, while talking to the BBC, said he had to manage the side strain throughout the tournament. <p></p> <p></p>"It was pretty excruciating," he said. "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. <p></p> <p></p><strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/cricket-world-cup-2019-jofra-archer-overcomes-cousins-death-to-lift-england-to-world-cup-glory-869764">Jofra Archer overcomes cousin's death to lift England to World Cup glory</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>"I couldn't get a week's rest in during the tournament because of how close the games were. I only ever needed a week to 10 days," he added. <p></p> <p></p>Archer, who is yet to play a Test, is a hopeful for the England squad in the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ashes-2019">Ashes</a> series beginning August 1 at Edgbaston.