“I was excited to be selected by the Mumbai team in the IPL auction,” said England fast bowler Joffre Archer.
Jobra Achcha, who played in two Tests and 5 T20I matches against India earlier last year, has returned home due to an injury to his right elbow. He then withdrew from the IPL 2021 tournament as well. Archer, who is recovering from injury, played for Sussex. Later, he withdrew from the Test series against New Zealand due to back pain due to an elbow injury. He underwent surgery for an elbow injury last May. He was ruled out of the Tests, T20 World Cup and Ashes series against India. Archer underwent another operation on December 11 for an elbow injury. Archer has since been left out of England’s tour of the West Indies.
Rajasthan did not retain Archer in the IPL. It was doubtful whether Archer would take part in IPL 2022 due to 2nd surgery. Rs. Mumbai team selects Archer for Rs 8 crore Archer has said he will not play in this year’s IPL but will play next year. In an interview, Archer said:
I was thrilled to know that the Mumbai team had chosen me. Fantastic team it is. I’m playing with Pollard for the first time. I am recovering fast. However I will only play next year. One of my early coaches was Jayawardene. No wonder Mumbai team has won 5 IPL trophies. Pollard has been playing for 10 years. Malinga also played for a long time. So is Rohit Sharma. These features give a sense of security when entering the team as a new player. The new environment is good. Thus you are challenging yourself. Playing well in a safe environment is different. Cristiano Ronaldo will play well wherever he goes. No one can criticize his talent now. The same is said for everyone.