IPL 2023 | With the injured Archer ruled out, Mumbai Indians named Chris Jordan as a replacement
Mumbai Indians roped in England pacer Chris Jordan following injury to Jofra Archer | Photo Credit: Emmanual Yogini
Battling fitness, England pacer Jofra Archer was ruled out of the IPL on Tuesday, forcing Mumbai Indians to name fast bowler Chris Jordan as his replacement for the rest of the T20 event.
Archer, who was picked by five-time champions MI for ₹8 crore in the auction, has played just five games this season and picked up two wickets. He has been out of international cricket for nearly two years due to a back injury and did not play in the IPL last year.
Archer’s recovery and fitness will be monitored by the England and Wales cricket Board (ECB) upon his return home to focus on his rehabilitation.
Mumbai Indians bowler Jofra Archer in an IPL match against Punjab Kings on May 3, 2023 | Image Credit: Sportzpics for IPL
His replacement, Jordan, made his IPL debut in 2016. So far he has played 28 IPL matches and has 27 wickets against his name. He has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings in the past.
The 34-year-old, who represented England in 87 T20Is and took 96 wickets, joined the MI camp in April.
Jordan spent nearly an hour in the nets on Monday.
Jordan joined MI for ₹2 crore. Interestingly, he was not sold at the auction held in December last year.