Rajasthan Royals’ paceman Jofra Archer was the lone warrior as far as their bowling attack in IPL 2020 was concerned. Skipper Steve Smith was highly reliant on Jofra Archer to break partnerships, get early wickets, or even control the run-flow. His 20 wickets at 18.25 earned him the man of the tournament award or the most valuable player’s one.
Jofra Archer was exceedingly good in IPL 2020, carrying the hopes of their bowling single-handedly throughout the tournament. The 25-year old was at times unplayable, often striking inside the powerplay to peg back the opposition or unsettle them. He snapped 20 wickets in 14 games at 18.25, earning 175 dot balls while maintaining a stunning economy rate of 6.56.
As for Rajasthan Royals’ IPL 2020 campaign, it was an underwhelming one despite winning six matches. After their last league match against Kolkata Knight Riders, which finished in a 60-run loss, they ended at the bottom of the points table. Not only Royals’ suffered because of their bowling woes but also their batting department was troublesome plenty of times. Steve Smith’s men would be keen to bounce back in the next edition.
“Hopefully this has shown what I can do” : Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer felt grateful to receive the award; however, was slightly disappointed that it did not go for the Royals as wished. Nevertheless, the Barbadian was glad to show what devastation he could cause and hopes that his rich returns helps the Rajasthan Royals a bit more next year.
“Really grateful to receive the award. It didn’t go as well for the team, and hopefully this has shown what I can do and I hope it helps the team a little more later,” Archer said in an interview.