In some relief to five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians, it is now being reported that star fast bowler Jofra Archer, whom they signed for Rs 8 crore, is fully aware that he will be in the last Will not play any role. season of the competition, will play the entire IPL 2023 season.
MI had already suffered a slight setback as reports ruled their premier Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah out of the competition, but the news of Archer being fit to play will give them some confidence going into the contest.
A report by Cricbuzz claims that Archer will be available for the entire IPL 2023 but his workload can be managed, which means he could be rested in between as he makes a return from injury. are doing.
“He should be able to play fully in the IPL and as always his workload will be managed by his franchise and the ECB,” Cricbuzz quoted an ECB source as saying in the same report.
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old is currently part of the England squad competing in the ODI series against Bangladesh. He featured in the first match of the series on Wednesday and looked in good form, taking 2 for 37 in his 10-over spell. The Three Lions will play two more ODIs followed by a three-match T20I series after which Archer is expected to join the MI squad.
His timely arrival ahead of the tournament’s first match will ensure that he is available from Mumbai’s first match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Mumbai Indians had a season to forget last year where they picked up the wooden spoon and managed just 4 wins from their 14 matches. The Rohit Sharma-led team will be determined to come back strongly this year.