Will Jofra Archer Play in IPL 2023 For Mumbai Indians: England’s pacer Jofra Archer is set to return to the much-awaited Indian Premier League 2023 after missing the last season.
Will Jofra Archer Play in IPL 2023
As per a report, Archer will play in IPL 2023 but his workload will be managed during the tournament. It could mean that the star pacer could be rested for a few games if needed
“He should be able to play a full part in the IPL and as always his franchisee and the ECB will manage his workload. Jofra is very much available, have you not seen him in action in the Dhaka ODI,” a source was quoted as saying by the report.
He was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for £800,000. Archer then made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut on 22 April 2018, against the Mumbai Indians when he took three wickets and was named the player of the match.
In 2020, Archer won the IPL Most Valuable Player award despite his team, Rajasthan Royals, finishing bottom of the league. In February 2022, he was bought by the Mumbai Indians for INR 8 crores in the IPL 2022 auction.
Archer hasn’t played an IPL game since the 2020 season. He reached India to play in the IPL 2021 but was ruled out of the tournament due to an elbow issue. Archer missed the following season owing to a back issue.
Mumbai Indians roped Archer in the IPL 2022 Auction in a battle with Rajasthan Royals for INR 8 crores in spite of knowing his unavailability for the season.
Though Mumbai fans remain in excitement to see Archer in Mumbai jersey, Bumrah’s condition makes them worry. Bumrah who is set to undergo surgery will miss the entire IPL 2023 season.
The ECB member said, “He is currently in the UAE with the England Lions team and is continuing his rehab. He is making excellent progress and the view is that he will be looking to play competitively again during the early part of 2023.”
Earlier England’s Ben Stokes also confirms his participation in the IPL 2023 season for Chennai Super Kings. As per IPL 2023 Schedule, Mumbai Indians will play their first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2, 2023.
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